Kameyama - yukibare
Hiroshige, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1797-1858
Colour print from woodblocks. Ôban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher’s seal: Hôeidô (Takenouchi Magohachi). Censor’s seal: kiwame
bequeathed; 1941; Raphael, Oscar C.
Station no. 47 from the series Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi (Fifty-three stations on the Eastern coast road) of 1833-4. Kameyama was about four-and-a-half miles from Shôno. Again Hiroshige takes liberties with the actual appearance of the place in order to concentrate on design and atmosphere. This is one of the coldest and bleakest scenes in the series. A daimyô’s procession can be seen climbing up towards the castle of Kameyama, but the figures barely register in a landscape which presages the natural grandeur and abstract power evoked in the artist’s later works. It was in the poetic mood of such landscapes that Hiroshige was unsurpassed in ukiyo-e prints.
Bequeathed by Oscar Raphael 1941 (received 1946)
Object Number: P.185-1946
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182593; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-05-17)