Four small prints: Peach Blossoms and Bullfinch (TR), Bamboo and Sparrows (BR), Camellia and Warbler (BL), Hibiscus and Ducks (TL)

桃の花に文鳥、 竹に雀、 椿に小鳥、 芙蓉に鴨

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Izumiya Ichibei (Kansendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #339 (BL only); Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #80 (BL only)

Dimensions

Four horizontal yotsugiri on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 24.4 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

21.8600

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.1960 (TR only), 11.2282 (TL only), 21.8599 (TL only), 21.8600 (uncut sheet of four)

Inscription

Poem (BL): Hito mushiro/ chiru ya hikage no/ aka tsubaki
一むしろ 散るや日裏の 赤つはき

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each design)
広重画

Markings

Artist's seals: Ichiryûsai (TR), Utagawa (BL)

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