Barn Swallows and Peach Blossoms under Full Moon (Tsukiyo momo ni tsubame)
Place Made: Japan; Place Made: Edo (location)
Image: 36.2 x 18.1 cm (14 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Signature: Signed at left | Hiroshige hitsu
Inscription verso top right: 15.22; in a later hand: 1712; in a another hand inscribed verso, bottom right: [M].222
Spring has come and/peach blossoms float in all the streams/how impossible to determine where utopia is
Seals: Artist's seal | Ichiryûsai; publisher's seal | Wakasaya Yoichi (Waka); censor's seal | kiwame; two seals that appear to the left of the poem may belong to the poet or may be an allusion to the poem | possible reading "Un Shin"
StateThis appears to be the first state of the print with publisher's mark and kiwame mark (see Bogel) and among the finest known impressions. A later state lacks these seals and does not have pink and black branches, rather branches all black. The breasts of the birds are also printed in pink, not black. A third state has less crisp printing and the publisher's mark of Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudô).
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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Wakasaya Yoichi 若狭屋与市 (Japanese, 1794 - 1846), publisher
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