Little Green Birds and Chrysanthemums

菊に小鳥

Japanese
Edo period
about 1840–42 (Tenpô 11–13)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #56; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #281; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #10.10; Tanba 1965, #397

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 34.2 x 11.5 cm (13 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7998

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.7998, 54.223

Inscription

Poem: Isshoku ya/ tsukuranu kiku no/ hanasakari
一色や 作らぬ菊の 花さかり

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

No censor's seal
No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection