Four small prints: Peony and Snail (TL), Plum Blossoms and Macaw (TR), Bird on Aronia Branch (BR), Cherry Blossoms and Full Moon (BL)

牡丹に蝸牛、梅にいんこ、海棠にこどり、万月に桜

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


Dimensions

Four horizontal yotsugiri on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 23.9 x 35.4 cm (9 7/16 x 13 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8601

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.30478 (TR only), 21.8601 (uncut sheet of four)

Inscription

Poem (BR): Kaidô ya/ saite chiru made/ hito neburi
海棠や 咲て散るまて ひとねふり

Signed

HIroshige ga (on each design)
広重画

Provenance

May 1915, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection