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Platycodon and Summer Grass
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Platycodon and Summer Grass, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7391
Description

Long thin rectangular image of a flowering plant. The plant extends from the bottom right corner to the center. The plant has a thin stem with dark leaves and blue flowers. The flowers are light blue on the exterior and dark blue in the center. There is a plant behind the flowers with thin brown branches. There is a red seal at center left. There is brown at the very top and light blue toward the bottom. There is calligraphy in the top third of the image and at center right.