Aug 3, 2020

Mountain and River on the Kiso Road

Mountain and River on the Kiso Road

1857

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Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重

(Japanese, 1797–1858)

One of a triptych of color woodblock prints

Overall: 36 x 25.2 cm (14 3/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Bequest of Edward L. Whittemore 1930.180.c

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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 features a river passing snow-covered mountains along the Kiso Road.

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