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歌川広重画
Morning Glories with Poem by Gyōkō

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1843
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (hosoban); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
12 15/16 x 4 3/8 in. (32.9 x 11.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP265
Not on view
The poem reads: "The flowers of the grass spend their brief life while we gaze at them."
Signature: Hiroshige fude

Inscription: Poem:

Miru uchi no Looking while of
Inochi no hashi ya Life of short lived
Kusano hana Grass of flower

The poem reads: "The flowers of the grass spend their brief life while we gaze at them." (Barbara Ford, 2/12/04)

Marking: Censor's seal: Yonehara
Frank Lloyd Wright American, Richland Center, Wisconsin 1867–1959 Phoenix, Arizona , Richland Center, WI and Phoenix, AZ (before 1918; 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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