Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (Japanese, 1797-1858, b. in Edo)
Mandarin ducks in stream (Kareashi ni oshidori)
Materialsink and color
Place Made: Japan
Plate: 23.2 x 16.7 cm (9 1/8 x 6 9/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Circular label affixed verso, bottom right: Certified Genuine/The Old Prints Society Tokyo;Red oval stamp verso, bottom right: [Japanese Characters] Inscription UL.
[text and poems]
Hara no tatsu (translates to) Take an angry man
hito ni misebaya (translates to) and show him mandarin ducks
oshi futatsu (translates to) -they never break up
Signature: Signed at right | Hiroshige ga
Seals: Artist's seal | Yusai
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
Use & Feedback
The images on this website can enable discovery and collaboration and support new scholarship, and we encourage their use.
This object is in the Public Domain and available under a CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0) Public Domain Dedication
To request new photography, please send an email to email@example.com and include your name and the object's accession number.
We view our online collection as a living documents, and our records are frequently revised and enhanced. If you have additional information or have spotted an error, please send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.