Butterflies, in stone-rubbing style, cut from an untitled harimaze sheet

蝶 (張交)

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


Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from ôban sheet; 22.4 x 7 cm (8 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8782

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a sheet of four pictures in stone-rubbing (ishizuri) style by Hiroshige I and Shigenobu (Hiroshige II).
MFA impressions: 15.164 (uncut sheet), 21.8782 (butterflies, by Hiroshige I, top left), 21.8783 (winterberry and dried fish, by Shigenobu, bottom left)

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection