Finch on Wisteria Vine

藤に四十雀

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #017; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #23.26?

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 39.3 x 13.2 cm (15 1/2 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6662

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.6662, 21.7976

Inscription

Poem: Murasaki o/ somuru kon'ya no/ mokari hodo/ nokiba ni tataru/ fuji no hanabira
紫を そむる紺屋の もかり程 軒端にたるゝ 藤の花ひら

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

November 1913, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection