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Mejiro Bird on Persimmon Branch
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Mejiro Bird on Persimmon Branch, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 370 x 129 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 9/16 x 5 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 129 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 5 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7395
Description
Exhibitions

Long horizontal image of a bird on a persimmion tree with fruit. The branch is from upper left to the bottom right corner. There are two round fruit at upper left. The higher one on the left is orange and the other is yellow and green. There are blue leaves on the branch. There is a green bird in the center of the image looking down. There is a poem in the top right quadrant by Jintei. The ground is a light peach color.