Warbler on Plum Branch

梅に鶯

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


Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 12.2 x 18.4 cm (4 13/16 x 7 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8628

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8628, 21.8629

Inscription

Poem: Natsukashiki ? kimi no ?... ya/ ume no hana

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Artist's seal: Yûsai

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