Long-tailed Tit on Autumn Ivy
- Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
- Edo period (1615–1868)
- ca. 1835
- Polychrome woodblock print (hosoban); ink and color on paper
- 14 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (37.5 x 12.1 cm)
- Credit Line:
- The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
- Accession Number:
Not on view
iro mo kashikoshi
shigure ni somuru
tsuta no karakusa
The twined leaves of ivy have been dyed bright red by late autumn rains, creating colors as stylish as on a fine wrapping cloth.
—Trans. John T. Carpenter
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu; Seal: Ichiryusai
After the autumn shower ivy leaves are as beautifully tinted as the arabesque pattern of a furoshiki (cloth wrapper).
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.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "A Sensitivity to the Seasons: Autumn and Winter," June 22, 2006–September 10, 2006.