Bird and Chrysanthemums

菊にみそさざい

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), #25; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #101; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #29

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.6 x 13 cm (14 13/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7968

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1465, 06.1638, 06.1640, 21.7968

Inscription

Poem: Ootori no/ takaki kokoro no/ kimi yue ni/ uki misosasai/ yori mo tsukarezu
寄鳥想 大鵬の たかき心の 君ゆへに うきみてさゝゐ よりもつかれす

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

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