Sweetfish and Hydrangeas

紫陽花に鮎

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858), Publisher Maruya Seijirô (Marusei, Jukakudô) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #166 (uncut horizontal ôban sheet, aizuri); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 237, vertical chûban #27.1

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 17.6 x 23 cm (6 15/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.9650

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (aizuri-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right half of an ôban sheet; 21.9649 is the left half (from a sumizuri edition).

Inscription

Poem: Ajisai ya/ asaki ni shiwashi/ yo o bakasu
紫陽花や 浅黄にしはし 世を化かす

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu
広重筆

Markings

Censor's seal: kiwame
改印:極

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection