Kingfisher and Iris

菖蒲にかわせみ

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–44 (Tenpô 11–Kôka 1)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Horizontal aiban; 22.7 x 34.6 cm (8 15/16 x 13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9598

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.9597, 21.9598

Inscription

Poem: Kawasemi no/ hane o yosoute/ mizu kagami
川蝉の 羽を粧ふて 水かゝみ

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

February 1915, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection