Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (Japanese, 1797-1858, b. in Edo)
Peacock and Peonies (Botan ni kujaku)
Place Made: Japan; Place Made: Tokyo
Image: 37.8 x 17.3 cm (14 7/8 x 6 13/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Red circular seal partially visible verso, bottom left.
[text and poems]
The Chinese inscription associates the peony with wealth (fu) and lofty position (ki):
Signature: Signature lower left | Hiroshige hitsu
StateCompare with 20.1249 (earlier impression with seals although in poor condition); compare also Ainsworth, cat. no. 1289 wherein Roger Keyes discusses several states of the print: first state with Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindo) publisher's seal, censor's seal and seal Ichiryusai after Hiroshige's signature; second state (as here) without these seals and with different color blocks
Credit / Object Number
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
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