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Sparrows and Rose Blossoms
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Sparrows and Rose Blossoms, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 336 x 114 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 4 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 336 x 114 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
  • 1928.7417
Label Text

Long thin rectangular image of sparrows on a flowering wild rose branch. The birds are in the center of the image. One is white with gray accents and the other is brown with a white belly. They are on thin black branches with pink and white blossoms. There are flowers at lower left and upper right. There is black text at upper left (poem) and lower right (artist inscription).