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Mallard Duck and Snow-covered Reeds

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MFA impressions: 06.962, 11.2140, 21.7929

Inscription

Poem: Kamo naku ya/ kaze fuki shiwamu/ mizu no omo 鴨啼や 風吹しはむ 水の面

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Artist's seal: Fukuju (Happiness and Longevity; characters drawn to resemble a horse and a deer)

Provenance

1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; 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 1836 (Tenpô 7)

Catalogue Raisonné

San Francisco 1998, #199; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #69; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #5; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #8.1; Michener, The Floating World (1954), pl. 62

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 38.5 x 17.5 cm (15 3/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7929

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints