歌川広重画 蔦に柄長鳥
Long-tailed Tit on Autumn Ivy

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1835
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print (hosoban); ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. (37.5 x 12.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2536
Not on view
Furoshiki no
iro mo kashikoshi
kŏyŏ no
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.

[signed] Hachijintei

—Trans. John T. Carpenter
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu; Seal: Ichiryusai

Inscription: Poem:
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.