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Bird on Flowering Sazanka
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Bird on Flowering Sazanka, 1830–1840, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 325 x 110 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 12 3/4 x 4 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 338 x 115 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7392
Description

Long thin horizontal image of a bird perched on a flowering branch. The bird is in the center of the composition with grey feathers tipped in black and a black and white head with a pink beak. There is a large open flower in the bottom left quadrant with five petals. The petals are pink with red stripes and the center is yellow. There is a pink and red bud above the bird. There is calligraphy along the left side and at the bottom of the right side. The background is blue in the bottom third and white on the top.