Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Fuyo (Hibiscus) and a Yellow Bird

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 15/16 in. (37.3 x 12.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1898
Not on view
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Inscription: Poem:
Ariake no Dawn of
Nurete ochi taru Wet falls down
Fuyō kana Fuyō flowers

The dewy flower of Fuyō (Hibiscus mutabilis) falls as the morning dawn.
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