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Fuyo (Hibiscus) and a Yellow Bird

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1834
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 11/16 x 4 15/16 in. (37.3 x 12.5 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
JP1898
Not on view
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu

Inscription: Poem:
Ariake no Dawn of
Nurete ochi taru Wet falls down
Fuyō kana Fuyō flowers

The dewy flower of Fuyō (Hibiscus mutabilis) falls as the morning dawn.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA).
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