Mallard Duck and Snow-covered Reeds

雪中芦に鴨

Japanese
Edo period
about 1836 (Tenpô 7)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

San Francisco 1998, #199; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #69; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #8.1; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 62

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 38.5 x 17.5 cm (15 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7929

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.962, 11.2140, 21.7929

Inscription

Poem: Kamo naku ya/ kaze fuki shiwamu/ mizu no omo
鴨啼や 風吹しはむ 水の面

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Fukuju (Happiness and Longevity; characters drawn to resemble a horse and a deer)

Provenance

1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection