Wagtail and Bellflowers

桔梗に鶺鴒

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Utagawa Hiroshige I (Japanese, 1797–1858)


Dimensions

Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ôban); 11.6 x 17 cm (4 9/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.221

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Yo no naka wa/ sekirei no o no/ hima mo nashi
世の中は 鶺鴒の尾の 暇もなし

Signed

Hiroshige
広重

Markings

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

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