Peonies

牡丹

Japanese
Edo period
1853 (Kaei 6), 2nd month
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Dimensions

Uchiwa-e on horizontal aiban sheet; 21.9 x 27 cm (8 5/8 x 10 2/3 in.)

Accession Number

53.438

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Scuderie del Quirinale, Rome, Italy, February 28, 2018 – July 29, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censors' seals: Fuku, Muramatsu, Ox 2
No blockcutter's mark
改印:福、村松、丑弐
彫師:なし

Provenance

1953, sold by Warren E. Cox and Associates, New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 14, 1953)

Credit Line

Asiatic Curator's Fund