Falcon on Perch, Sparrow, and Narcissus

止り鷹に雀

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #31; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #104; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #60

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 38 x 13.3 cm (14 15/16 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7955

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.1859, 21.7955

Inscription

Poem: Samuki yo no/ negura no tori no/ nuku me tori/ on o shiranu wa/ hito ni zo arikeru
寒き夜の ねくらの鳥の ぬくめとり おんをしらぬは ひとにそありける

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Provenance

December 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection