Pheasant and chrysanthemums (Kiku ni kiji)
Place Made: Japan; Place Made: Tokyo
Plate: 37 x 17 cm (14 9/16 x 6 11/16 inches)
Signature / Inscription / Marks
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!(trans. Marks in Bogel)a more simple translation may be read: Kiku no ka ya (translates to) Each time fukumeru tsuyu no (translates to) the dew falls chiru tabini (translates to) chrysanthemums are fragrant
Signature: Signature below | Hiroshige hitsu
StateThe second state by Sanoya Kihei with a yellow ground, no censor's seal and no embossing; 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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