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歌川広重画 芙蓉に高麗鶯
Black-naped Oriole Perched on a Stem of Rose Mallow

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1834
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 11/16 x 4 29/32 in. (37.3 x 12.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP256
Not on view
Ariake no
nurete ochitaru
fuyŏ kana

At the break of day,
dew-drenched, its petals drop—
the rose mallow.

—Trans. John T. Carpenter
Signature: Hiroshige fude; Seal: Ichiryusai

Inscription: Poem:

Ariake no Dawn of
Nurete ochi taru Wet falls down
Fuyo kana Fuyo flower.

The dewy flower of Fuyo (Hibiscus mutabilis) falls as the morning dawns
Frank Lloyd Wright American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona , Richland Center, WI and Phoenix, AZ (before 1918; sold to MMA)
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