Wisteria and Canary (R), Kingfisher and Clematis (L)

藤にカナリヤ、 鉄線花に翡翠

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #78 (left side only; different edition)

Dimensions

Two vertical chûban designs on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 26.6 x 38.1 cm (10 1/2 x 15 in.)

Accession Number

21.9653

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.9653 (uncut sheet of two designs), 21.9654 (left design only, cut out of sheet)

Inscription

Poem (right): Kaze nakute/ shizuka sugitari/ fuji no hana
Poem (left), by Hyakumei: Tachiyose ya/ kawasemi wa tobite/ iho no koe
(右) 風なくて 静過たり ふしの花
(左) たち寄せや 翡翠はとびて 鳰の声

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each design)
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
Artist's seals: Ichiryûsai (R), Utagawa (L)
改印:極

Provenance

May 1915, acquired 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