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Evening Snow at Kanbara

  • Description

    Three travellers trudge through deep snow by a mountain village at nightfall. The palette is sombre, with the clothes of the three figures the only touches of colour. Several factors indicate that this is a late impression: the lines of the woodblock have broken in places; the bokashi gradation is rather coarsely applied; and there are gaps between different colours in some places due to shrinkage of the colour blocks over time.

  • Details

    Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
    Associated place
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of creation)
    AsiaJapanHonshūKantōTōkyō prefecture Tōkyō (place of publication)
    AsiaJapanHonshūTōkaidō road Kanbara (subject)
    published 1833 - 1834
    Utagawa Hiroshige I (1797 - 1858) (designer)
    Associated people
    Hoeido (active early 18th century - late 19th century) (publisher)
    Takenouchi Magohachi (active c. 1833 - 1850) (publisher)
    Material and technique
    woodblock print, with bokashi (tonal gradation)
    mount 40.6 x 55.9 cm (height x width)
    print 23.8 x 36.3 cm (height x width)
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    Presented by Mrs Allan and Mr and Mrs H. N. Spalding, 1952.
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  • Further reading

    Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), fig.21, p.30

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