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Sparrows and Camellia in Snow

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MFA impressions: 06.1238, 06.1389, 21.7922, 21.7923

Inscription

Chinese poem 鳥鳶争食雀争巣 独立池辺風雪多

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Marks

Artist's seal: Utagawa

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1831–33 (Tenpô 2–4)

Catalogue Raisonné

Forrer 1997, #108; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #71; Bogel, Marks, and Goldman, Hiroshige Birds and Flowers (1988), #s 10 (solid gray background) and 11 (blue with snow); Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #6.8; Tanba 1965, #84

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku

Accession Number

06.1389

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints