Japanese White-eye and Wisteria

藤に目白鳥

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Dimensions

Kotanzaku; 34.3 x 7.5 cm (13 1/2 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8530

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8530, 21.8531, 21.8532 (aizuri)

Inscription

Poem: Kusa fushite/ yado karu koro ya/ fuji no hana
草臥て 宿かるころや ふしの花

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

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