Kingfisher and Iris

燕子花に川蝉

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #320; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #23.13?

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.8 x 13.1 cm (14 7/8 x 5 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7945

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1270, 21.7945

Inscription

Poem: Amadare ni/ sode mo ayame ni/ nioikeri
雨垂に 袖もあやめに 匂いけり

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Hiroshige

Provenance

December 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection