White-headed Bird Clinging to Ivy Vine

蔦に小鳥

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #322; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #69; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #23.28

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.8 x 12.7 cm (14 7/8 x 5 in.)

Accession Number

21.7972

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.7971 (Fujiokaya edition), 21.7972 (no publisher’s mark)

Inscription

Poem, by Hachijintei: Furoshiki no/ iro mo utsukushi/ kôyô no/ shigure ni somuru/ tsuta no karakusa
風呂敷の いろも美し 紅葉の 時雨にそむる 蔦の唐草  八陣亭

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection