Mandarin Ducks and Water Plantain

水葵に鴛鴦

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–35 (early Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #5; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 77, 256; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 143; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.2

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 39.2 x 16.9 cm (15 7/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7904

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21127, 21.6660, 21.7904

Inscription

Poem: Oshidori no/ wakare mo mitari/ asa arashi
おし鳥の わかれも見たり 朝嵐

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:極

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection