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歌川広重画 雪中芦に鴨
Mallard Duck and Snow-covered Reeds

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1832
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
15 x 6 7/8 in. (38.1 x 17.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2497
Not on view
Kamo naku ya
kaze fuki-shiwamu
mizu no omo

A duck quacks—
as the wind wrinkles
the face of the water.

—Trans. John T. Carpenter
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu; Seal: Horse & Deer in the form of the characters Ju (longevity) & Fuku (luck) in cartouche

Inscription: Poem:
Hark! Ducks are crying over the
wind-swept water (driven by winter).
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Birds, Flowers, and Buddhist Paradise Imagery in Japanese Art," February 14, 2004–June 13, 2004.

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