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Trout, from an untitled series known as Selection of Fish

Utagawa Hiroshige

Asian Art

On View: Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
PORTFOLIO/SERIES From the Series Fish
MEDIUM Color woodblock print on paper
  • Place Made: Japan
  • DATES ca. 1832–1833
    PERIOD Edo Period
    DIMENSIONS 9 3/4 x 14 7/16 in. (24.8 x 36.7 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS Publisher: Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudō). Censor's seal: kiwame.
    SIGNATURE Hiroshige hitsu
    INSCRIPTIONS Inscription information provided by the British Museum: Inscription content: 秋の雨 ふりても水の かけきよく さひはみえさる 玉川の鮎. 春園静枝 Inscription transliteration: Aki no ame / furite mo mizu no / kage kiyoku / sabi wa miezaru / tamagawa no ayu Harusono Shizue (?) Inscription translation: Although autumn rains / are falling, their figures in the water / remain crystal clear / and without any blemish: / the salmon of the Jewel River. Harusono Shizue (reading of name?) (Trans. Alfred Haft)
    ACCESSION NUMBER 2007.31.10
    CREDIT LINE Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Asian Galleries, Arts of Japan, 2nd floor
    CAPTION Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797–1858). Trout, from an untitled series known as Selection of Fish, ca. 1832–1833. Color woodblock print on paper, 9 3/4 x 14 7/16 in. (24.8 x 36.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bequest of Dr. Eleanor Z. Wallace, 2007.31.10 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2007.31.10_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 2007.31.10_IMLS_PS3.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 1/7/2010
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