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Collection Online as of July 12, 2024

Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night

1857
(Japanese, 1797–1858)
Sheet: 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.); Overall: 35.6 x 24.8 cm (14 x 9 3/4 in.)
Location: not on view

Description

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.
  • unknown Paris collection (sale: Walpole Galleries, New York, January 21, 1921, lot 490)
    (Yamanaka & Co.)
  • {{cite web|title=Eight Views of Kanazawa at Night|url=false|author=Utagawa Hiroshige|year=1857|access-date=12 July 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1921.410