About This Artwork

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797–1858

A Mandarin Duck on a Snowy Bank, 1830s

Color woodblock print; ko-tanzaku
13 3/8 x 4 1/2 in.

Clarence Buckingham Collection, 1928.831

The haiku, by Sakushôkken Riho, has been translated as:

The morning tempest
sees even mandarin ducks
go separate ways.

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