Lion Training Cub

獅子の児落し (張交)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1839–40 (Tenpô 10–11)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1998), #s 72, 73 (uncut sheet); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 249, ôban #74.2; Tanba 1965, #410 (uncut sheet)

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from vertical ôban sheet; 33.2 x 15.5 cm (13 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.8792

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem, by Santôan: Warahen mo/ yoku shiru shishi no/ ko otoshi wa/ amaku sodateru/ oya no kokoroe
わらへんも よくしる獅子の 子おとしは あまくそたてる 親の心絵

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 437); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection