Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

雪中椿に雀

Japanese
Edo period
about 1831–33 (Tenpô 2–4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer 1997, #108; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #71; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 10 (solid gray background) and 11 (blue with snow); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.8; Tanba 1965, #84

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 38.6 x 17.4 cm (15 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1238

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1238, 06.1389, 21.7922, 21.7923

Inscription

Chinese poem

鳥鳶争食雀争巣 独立池辺風雪多

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu

広重筆

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection