Birds and Wild Roses, in Circular Shapes

薔薇に小鳥

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Dimensions

Two vertical chûban designs on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 26.5 x 38.2 cm (10 7/16 x 15 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9651

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem (right): Itsu mite mo/ bara saku niwa no/ kosumi ka na
Poem (left): Uso no koe/ kikisomete yori/ yamaji ka na
(右) いつ見ても 長春(ばら)さく庭の 小すみかな
(左) 鷽の声 きゝ初てより 山路かな

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seals: Yûsai (R), Ichiryûsai (L)
改印:極

Provenance

May 1915, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection