Cuckoo Flying through Rain

雨中のほととぎす

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer 1997, #107; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #95; Bogel & Goldman 1988, #66

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.5 x 12.8 cm (14 3/4 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7949

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.992, 21.7948, 21.7949

Inscription

Poem: Futakoe wa/ Ihosaki koezu/ hototogisu
二声は 五百崎こへつ ほとゝぎす

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection