Long-tailed Bird and Hibiscus

芙蓉に鳥

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #52 (no publisher's mark); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 154 (no publisher's mark)

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 34.1 x 11.4 cm (13 7/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.8022

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 15.1212, 21.8022 (Kawaguchiya), 21.8023 (no publisher’s mark)

Inscription

Poem: Ariake no/ nurete ochitaru/ fuyô kana
有明の ぬれて落ちたる 芙蓉かな

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection