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White Heron and Iris

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MFA impressions: 06.1159, 21.6826, 21.7908, 21.7909, 47.130 The Chinese poem reads: White herons fly low across the fields, like a thousand flakes of snow; Yellow birds perch on the tree, like flowers clustered on a branch.

Inscription

Chinese poem 白鷺下田千點雪 黄鴬上樹一枝花

Signed

Hiroshige hitsu 広重筆

Provenance

1947, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich

Japanese, Edo period, 1830s

Catalogue Raisonné

Chiba Mus., Ukiyo-e bi no kiwami (Baur coll. exh. cat., 2001), #197; Ôta kinen bijutsukan, Hiroshige kachôga ten (1997), #s 7-8; RISD, Yomigaeru bi (1990), #s 79, 257; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 241, ôtanzaku #7.4

Dimensions

Ôtanzaku; 37.3 x 16.3 cm (14 11/16 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

47.130

Medium or Technique

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

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Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints