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Title:

Hira bôsetsu

Maker:

Hiroshige, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1797-1858

Category:

print

Name:

print

School/Style(s):

Japanese; Ukiyo-e

Description:

Colour print from woodblocks. Oban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher's seal: Eisendô (Mitaya Kihachi). Censor's seal: kiwame

Technique(s):

woodcut
colour printing

Acquisition:

given; 1941; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Notes:

From the series Ômi hakkei no uchi (Eight views of Lake Biwa) published by Mitaya Kihachi and Takenouchi Mayohachi in the early to mid 1830s. This is from the second edition; the first impressions are shaded dark at the top of the hills. Sets of eight views originated in Chinese poetry. The original themes, with their associated moods and specific times of day, were adapted to various settings in Japan, notably Lake Biwa, North-East of Kyoto. The set traditionally included a snow and an autumn moon scene. The poem reads: ‘When the snow has ceased falling the whitened peaks of Hira towards evening surpass in beauty the cherry blossoms.’

Accession:

Object Number: P.313-1941
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182605; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-05-17)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182605





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