Swallows, Peach Blossoms, and Moon

月下桃花に燕

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #2; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #1; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #7.3

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 36.8 x 17.7 cm (14 1/2 x 6 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.6647

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1213, 21.6647

Inscription

Chinese poem
春来遍是桃花水 不辧仙源何處尋

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
Collector's seal: Wakai oyaji
改印:極

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