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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Two Sparrows, Peach Blossoms and Waterfall, 1830-1834
Ink on Paper
13 1/2 in. x 3 in. (34.29 cm x 7.62 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.79

Signed Hiroshige hitsu.

Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; chu tanzaku kacho-e. Narrow aiban tanzaku.

Object Description
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print of two small sparrows flying through rain above a pink flowering cherry branch. The Chinese poem reads: "When spring comes/ peach flower petals float through the water. Where can you find such a paradise?" (Rong Zhao Staley - trans.)

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