Pheasant and chrysanthemums (Kiku ni kiji)
Place Made: Japan; Place Made: Tokyo
Image: 37.9 x 17.5 cm (14 15/16 x 6 7/8 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
Red circular seal verso, bottom left.Inscription UL
[text and poems]
Kiku no ka ya (translates to ) Chrysanthemum scent--
fukumeru tsuyu no (translates to) every time a drop of dew
chirutabi ni (translates to) drips down from inside!
Signature: Signature below | Hiroshige hitsu
Seals: Artist's seal | Ryusai | ?; publisher's seal | Jakurindo; censor's seal | kiwame
EditionThe first edition published by Wakasaya; the collection has an impression of the second state by Sanoya Kihei which lacks the censor's seal, gauffrage and blue ground of this example; the latter has a yellow ground; Bogel entry notes that this print was copied by the Osaka artist Hasegawa Sadanobu in the 1850s with many differences (see Christie's, London, March 1986, lot 115).
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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