Snipe and Water Plantain

水葵に鴫

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


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #332

Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 12.2 x 18.5 cm (4 13/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.8614

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8613, 21.8614

Inscription

Poem: Shigi tachite/ hitosuji nagaki/ shizuku kana
鴫立て 一すち長き 雫かな

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seals: Ichiryûsai, Utagawa

Provenance

Between 1906 and 1909, acquired by Mr. and Mrs. John Osgood (Elizabeth Cameron) Blanchard in Japan; April 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Blanchard sale, American Art Galleries, New York; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection