Kingfisher and Hydrangea

紫陽花に翡翠

Japanese
Edo period
1843–47 (Tenpô 14–Kôka 4)
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Kinen Bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #45

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 32.9 x 11 cm (12 15/16 x 4 1/3 in.)

Accession Number

54.224

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.8079, 54.224

Inscription

Poem: Ajisai ya/ tsuyu ni henge no/ nana Komachi
紫陽花や 露にへん化の 七小まち

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: Fu
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai
改印:普
彫師:なし

Provenance

1954, by exchange from Worcester Art Museum to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 8, 1954)

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24