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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

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 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; 37.5 x 16.5 cm (14 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.7923

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints