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Irises and Heron


Utagawa Hiroshige


19th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Irises and Heron, Utagawa Hiroshige
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Medium: Prints, Print | Color woodblock print
Size: 15 x 6 3/4 in. (38.1 x 17.1 cm) (image, sheet)
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Culture: Asia, Japan
Style: 19th century, Edo period
Inscriptions: Shirasagi ta ni orite senten no ko_O_yo_ ki ni nobori te hitoeda no hanaA white heron resting in a rice field looks like a plume of smoke rising from one thousand incense.A yellow brush warbler perching on a branch seems as if the first flower of the season has just bloomed.Dr. N. Hayashi Oct. 2007 Hiroshige hitsu Hiroshige seal
Physical Description: nishiki-e, tanzaku
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; Gift of Louis W. Hill, Jr.
Accession Number: X2005.9
Artist: Hiroshige Utagawa, Japanese, 1797 - 1858
Role: Artist
Nationality: Japanese
Life Dates: Japanese, 1797 - 1858
Added to Site: February 28, 2009