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Red Camellia, Bush Warbler & Crested Bird
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Red Camellia, Bush Warbler & Crested Bird, early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 258 x 180 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 1/8 x 7 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 258 x 185 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/8 x 7 1/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7396
Description

Rectangular image of birds perched on a flowering camellia branch. Two birds are in the center of the image. The bird on the left is green with an open beak. It is looking down and to the left. The bird on the right is upright and brown and white. It has a black head. The branch extends from bottom right to top left. It has blue leaves and pink flowers. The flowers have five petals and a yellow center. There is calligraphy in the top right quadrant (poem) and at lower left (artist inscription). The background is blue on the top, cream in the center, and pink on the bottom.