Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (Japanese, 1797-1858, b. in Edo)
Barn Swallows and Peach Blossoms in Rain (Ame ni momo ni tsubame)
Materialsink and color
Place Made: Japan
Plate: 34.3 x 7.5 cm (13 1/2 x 2 15/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Poem: Chinese poem translated roughly: Spring has come and all the streams are filled with peach blossoms. No one knows where the land of the immortals is-all wonderPoem by Hiroshige's brother in law (see Bogel, pl. 1 for the same poem and poet's seals Ryûshin)Inscribed on small white label affixed to back, lower right:NV3237/ [Illegible Japanese Characters]
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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