Hiroshige's Blue: The Color of Melancholy (Kanashimi no iro)

広重ブルー かなしみのいろ

Japanese
Shôwa era
about 1950s
Artist Munakata Shikô (Japanese, 1903–1975)


Dimensions

40.3 x 29.9 cm (15 7/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

65.1133

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Contemporary Art, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Hiroshige no/ umi no iro yori/ yaya usushi/ waga kono koro no/ kanashimi no iro
広重の 海のいろより ややうすし  わがこの頃の かなしみのいろ

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Artist's seal: Mune

Provenance

1965, gift of Robert T. Paine to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Robert T. Paine