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Four small prints: Peach Blossoms and Bullfinch (TR), Bamboo and Sparrows (BR), Camellia and Warbler (BL), Hibiscus and Ducks (TL)

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MFA impressions: 11.1960 (TR only), 11.2282 (TL only), 21.8599 (TL only), 21.8600 (uncut sheet of four)

Inscription

Poem (BL): Hito mushiro/ chiru ya hikage no/ aka tsubaki 一むしろ 散るや日裏の 赤つはき

Signed

Hiroshige ga (on each design) 広重画

Marks

Artist's seals: Ichiryûsai (TR), Utagawa (BL)

Provenance

May 1915, acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; 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, mid 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #339 (BL only); Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #80 (BL only)

Dimensions

Four horizontal yotsugiri on uncut horizontal ôban sheet; 24.4 x 35.5 cm (9 5/8 x 14 in.)

Accession Number

21.8600

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

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