Four Bird-and-Flower Prints: Japanese White-eye and Weeping Cherry (upper right), Kingfisher and Bellflower (upper left), Sparrow and Begonia (lower right), Yellow Bird and Hibiscus (lower left)

四切花鳥画 垂桜に目白(右上)、桔梗に翡翠(左上)、秋海棠に雀(右下)、芙蓉に黄鳥(左下)

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Four vertical yotsugiri on uncut vertical ôban sheet; 37.9 x 26 cm (14 15/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

53.436

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poems: Kawasemi no/ hane o yosoute/ mizu kagami (TL); Shûkaidô/ sono ha wa nani o/ kata-omoi (BR)

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu (upper R and L, lower L), Hiroshige ga (lower R)
広重筆、広重画

Markings

Artist's seals: Yûsai (upper right), Ichiryûsai (lower left)

Provenance

1953, sold by Warren E. Cox to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund