Pinks and Butterfly

撫子に蝶

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Aritaya Seiemon (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #141 (Yamashiroya edition); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 162 (Yamashiroya edition)

Dimensions

Kotanzaku; 35.8 x 7.7 cm (14 1/8 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8496

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19977 (no publisher’s mark), 21.8496 (Aritaya edition), 21.8497 (Yamashiroya edition)

Inscription

Poem: Nadeshiko no/ haru kashikosa ni/ utsukushiki
撫子の 春かしこさに 美くしき

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection