Pinks and Butterfly

撫子に蝶

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Yamashiroya Jinbei (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; 33.7 x 7.7 cm (13 1/4 x 3 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8497

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection