Long-tailed Bird and Hibiscus

芙蓉に鳥

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


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; 32.5 x 11.3 cm (12 13/16 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8023

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

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection