Hiroshige: Peacock and Peonies (Sold)
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.
Literature: See MFA, RISD, Chazen and Honolulu collections.
Signature: Hiroshige hitsu