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Bird on Mallow
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Bird on Mallow, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 333 x 76 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/8 x 3 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 334 x 76 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 1/8 x 3 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7420
Catalogue raisonné

Long rectangular image of a bird and a flowering hibiscus plant. The bird is in the bottom third of the image in the center. It is gray with a black chest and black cheeks. There is a large red blossom below it to the left. There are three flower buds at center right. The plant has large green leaves. There is calligraphy in the top third and at center left (artist inscription). The background is beige.