Hibiscus

芙蓉

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #50; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), pl. 161

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 34.2 x 11.5 cm (13 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.8049

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.2115, 21.8049

Inscription

Poem: Yoi kaze ni/ tô o torarekeri/ natsu zashiki
よい風に 灯をとられけり 夏座敷

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

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

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection