Kingfisher and Dayflower

露草に川蝉

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


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #324

Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 12.4 x 18.4 cm (4 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8633

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8633, 21.8634

Inscription

Poem: Kusa iro iro/ ono ono hana no/ tekara kana
草色々 おの々々花の 手から哉

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection