Aug 14, 2014

Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

1857

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Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重

(Japanese, 1797–1858)

Triptych of color woodblock prints

Overall: 35.9 x 25.4 cm (14 1/8 x 10 in.)

Gift of Mrs. Francis F. Prentiss for the Dudley P. Allen Collection 1924.967

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Late in his career, Hiroshige explored the poetic theme of setsugekka, “snow, moon, and flowers,” in a set of three triptychs. This panoramic scene shows the autumn moon over Kanazawa, near Tokyo. Hiroshige’s contemporaries would have recognized the coastline dotted with villages, fishing boats, and the distinctive double-arched bridge at the bottom right.

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