- Museum number
Painting, hanging scroll. Iris pool; trees and house on bank; birds in sky. Ink and colour on silk. Signed and sealed.
- Production date
Height: 59 centimetres
Width: 36.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
The only other use of this seal presently recorded is on the famous triptych of woodblock prints 'The Whirlpools at Awa', published in 1857, the year before Hiroshige's death. The signature is thin and weak and the painting so perfunctorily done - the dots of grass on the hill are particularly mechanical - as to be inconceivable as a genuine work by either Hiroshige I or Hiroshige II.
Anderson, William, 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum'. London, Trustees of the British Museum, 1886, no. 1757.
'1757. Forgery.' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.1553 (Japanese Painting Number)