Wild Cherry and Swallows

姫海棠に燕

Japanese
Edo period
early 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #15; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #92; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #9; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 240, chûtanzaku #10.12

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.8 x 13 cm (14 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7959

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.136 (Fujiokaya edition), 21.7959 (Kawaguchiya edition), 21.7960 (Fujiokaya edition)

Inscription

Poem: Yama no ha ni/ tsubame o kaesu/ irihi ka na
山の端に 乙鳥をかへす 入日哉

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:極

Provenance

November 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from S. Mori; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection