Kingfisher and Hydrangea

紫陽花に川蝉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #76; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.1

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 38.2 x 15.4 cm (15 1/16 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7903

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No publisher’s mark on this impression.
MFA impressions: 21.7902, 21.7903, 47.21

Inscription

Poem: Ajisai ya/ mizu ni sakane to/ mizu kusashi
紫陽花や 水に咲ねと 水くさし

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