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Hibiscus Mutabilis and Long-Tailed Bird

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1842
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
13 3/32 x 4 15/32 in. (33.2 x 11.4 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP263
Not on view
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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