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Kingfisher and Iris

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MFA impressions: 21.9597, 21.9598

Inscription

Poem: Kawasemi no/ hane o yosoute/ mizu kagami 川蝉の 羽を粧ふて 水かゝみ

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Censor's seal: kiwame 改印: 極

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, purchased 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, about 1840–44 (Tenpô 11–Kôka 1)

Dimensions

Horizontal aiban; 21.9 x 34.6 cm (8 5/8 x 13 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.9597

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints