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Wild Geese Flying under the Full Moon

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1833
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
15 x 4 29/32 in. (38.1 x 12.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Purchase, Joseph Pulitzer Bequest, 1918
Accession Number:
JP270
Not on view
Signature: Hiroshige fude; seal: Ba-ka (i.e. fool) a play on the words Uma = Ba and Shiki = ka, meaning respectively Horse and Deer

Inscription: Poem:

Konna yo ga Such a night
Mata mo aro ka Again will be
Tsuki ni kari The moon and the geese

The moon and the geese. Will there be again such a night.
Frank Lloyd Wright American, Richland Center, WI and Phoenix, AZ (before 1918; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.

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