Swallow and Hibiscus in Fan Shape

芙蓉に燕

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 237, chûban #27.2?

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 25.3 x 18.5 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9656

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.9656 (color), 52.1436 (ink)

Inscription

Poem: Ariake no/ nurete ochitaru/ fuyô kana
有明の ぬれて落ちたる ふよふかな

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Provenance

November 1912, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection