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Long-tailed Bird on Flowering Plum Branch

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MFA impressions: 11.21122, 21.7918, 21.7919

Inscription

Line from Chinese poem: Ichiju dokusen tenka (no) haru 一樹独先天下春

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; 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, early 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #4; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #80; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #16; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.7; Ukiyo-e taikei 11 (1974), #10

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 37.7 x 17.2 cm (14 13/16 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.7919

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints