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Butterflies, in stone-rubbing style, cut from an untitled harimaze sheet

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From a sheet of four pictures in stone-rubbing (ishizuri) style by Hiroshige I and Shigenobu (Hiroshige II). MFA impressions: 15.164 (uncut sheet), 21.8782 (butterflies, by Hiroshige I, top left), 21.8783 (winterberry and dried fish, by Shigenobu, bottom left)

Signed

Hiroshige

Marks

Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period,

Dimensions

Harimaze, cut from ôban sheet; 22.4 x 7 cm (8 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.8782

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (sumizuri-e); ink on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints