Long-tailed Bird on Flowering Plum Branch

白梅に尾長鳥

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #4; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #80; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #16; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.7; Ukiyo-e taikei 11 (1974), #10

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 37.8 x 17.7 cm (14 7/8 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7918

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21122, 21.7918, 21.7919

Inscription

Line from Chinese poem: Ichiju dokusen tenka (no) haru
一樹独先天下春

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Provenance

December 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection