Kingfisher and Hydrangea

紫陽花に翡翠

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), #45

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 33.4 x 11.5 cm (13 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.8079

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8079, 54.224

Inscription

Poem: Ajisai ya/ tsuyu ni henge no/ nana Komachi
紫陽花や 露にへん化の 七小まち

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:普
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