Sparrow and Bamboo

竹に雀

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


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #113; Bogel, Marks, & Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #30

Dimensions

Aitanzaku; 34 x 10.8 cm (13 3/8 x 4 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

15.1213

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 15.1213, 21.8059

Unidentified publisher’s mark.

Inscription

Poem, by Isôan: Take no haru/ momiji no aki no/ matarekeri
竹の春 紅葉の秋の またれけり  惟草庵

Signed

Hiroshige ga
広重画

Markings

Censor's seal: Tanaka
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Ryûsai
改印:田中
版元:なし

Provenance

1915, purchased with funds from a group of anonymous donors (collectively "The Tengu") by the MFA. (Accession Date: November 4, 1915)

Credit Line

Gift of The Tengu