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sparrow on rose branch
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • sparrow on rose branch, late 1830 or early 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 217 x 120 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 9/16 x 4 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Arthur S. Johnson (The May Finney Marcy Collection)
  • Not on display
  • 1964.0071

Long branch with a few leaves, an open red rose, and a rosebud at the top of the branch. Near the bottom of the branch is a red, black and white sparrow.