Sparrow and Bamboo

竹に雀

Japanese
Edo period
mid 1830s
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Kawaguchiya Shôzô (Shôeidô, Eisendô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #307; Bogel, Marks, & Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #18

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37.8 x 13 cm (14 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

19.64

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 19.64, 21.7957

Inscription

Poem, by Hachijintei: Karabito no/ sake o konomite/ take ni mate/ akaki kokoro o/ utsusu e takumi
唐人の 酒を好て 竹にまて あかきこゝろを うつす絵工  八陣亭

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Provenance

1915, purchased with funds from a group of anonymous donors (collectively "The Tengu") by the MFA. (Accession Date: March 6, 1919)

Credit Line

Gift of The Tengu