Flowering Plum Tree

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 124 (with moon), 125; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 164; Bogel, Marks, & Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 33, 34 (with moon)

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 34.8 x 11.3 cm (13 11/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8050

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8050 (white background), 21.8051 (blue background)

Inscription

Poem, by Arimatsu: Nodokasa ni/ yawaraka ni naru/ chikara kobu
長閑さに やはらかになる 力こぶ  有松

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Mera
No blockcutter's mark
改印:米良
彫師:なし

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection