Hiroshige: Peacock and Peonies

Hiroshige: Peacock and Peonies (Sold)

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Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige
Title: Peacock and Peonies
Date: ca. 1840s

Vertical diptych of a peacock perched among blooming peonies. This is a rare format for Hiroshige, and the pink background gives the work added appeal. In all museum examples this design lacks publisher’s and censor’s seals, as here.

Condition: Very good impression, color and condition. Modest fading of color.
Dimensions: ôban
Literature: See MFA, RISD, Chazen and Honolulu collections.
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu