Kingfisher and Hydrangea

紫陽花に川蝉

Japanese
Edo period
about 1832 (Tenpô 3)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #76; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.1

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 37 x 16.7 cm (14 9/16 x 6 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.21

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

Out On Loan

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.7902, 21.7903, 47.21

Inscription

Poem: Ajisai ya/ mizu ni sakane to/ mizu kusashi
紫陽花や 水に咲ねと 水くさし

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Provenance

1947, gift of Lucy Truman Aldrich (b. 1869 - d. 1955), Providence, RI, to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich