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MFA impressions: 06.1079, 21.7935

Inscription

Poem: Kamo naku ya/ kaze fuki shiwamu/ mizu no omo 鴨鳴屋 風吹思和無 水廼遠毛 (かもなくや かざふきしわむ みずのおも)

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Artist's seal: Yûsai

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1830–44 (Tenpô era)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta Mem. Mus., Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #32; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #97; Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 11, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, II (1989), fig. 167; Bogel et al 1988, #38; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), p. 240, chûtanzaku #11.02?

Dimensions

Chûtanzaku; 37 x 12.9 cm (14 9/16 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7935

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints