Butterfly and Canola Flower, cut from an unidentified harimaze sheet

菜種に蝶 (張交)

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


Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from ôban sheet; 34.1 x 5.8 cm (13 7/16 x 2 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5336

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The unusual signature Ogachô, a pun on Hiroshige’s address, is on 21.5336 and 21.8805.

Signed

Ogachô (a pun on Hiroshige's address)
雄雅蝶 (=大鋸町)

Markings

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Charles Jacquin; January 20, 1921, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at January 17-22, 1921 sale of Mr. Charles Jacquin's collection at the Walpole Galleries, New York, lot #533; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection