Birds on Camellia Branch

赤椿に鶯と子鳥

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 238, chûban #21.1

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 18.7 x 25.5 cm (7 3/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9677

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.2185, 21.977 (full color), 21.9678 (ink)

Inscription

Poem: Hito mushiro/ chiru ya hikage no/ aka tsubaki

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, purchased 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