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

Chûtanzaku; 32.9 x 11 cm (12 15/16 x 4 1/3 in.)

Accession Number

54.224

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

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24