Ducks and Reeds

芦に鴨

Japanese
Edo period
about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #32; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #97; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 167; Bogel et al 1988, #38; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), p. 240, chûtanzaku #11.02?

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37 x 12.9 cm (14 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7935

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1079, 21.7935

Inscription

Poem: Kamo naku ya/ kaze fuki shiwamu/ mizu no omo
鴨鳴屋 風吹思和無 水廼遠毛 (かもなくや かざふきしわむ みずのおも)

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Yûsai

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