Butterflies

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #s 96 (this design), 97 (uncut sheet of three designs); RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #167 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Center third of horizontal ôban sheet (sanchôgake); 25.1 x 12.5 cm (9 7/8 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7861

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

21.7860 is from the same sheet.

Inscription

Poem: Chô karoshi/ koro wa kiru mono/ hitotsu kana
蝶かろし 頃は着もの ひとつ哉  湖春

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection