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Saruhashi (Monkey) Bridge, Kai Province

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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Saruhashi (Monkey) Bridge, Kai Province, 1853
Ink on Paper
13 1/2 in. x 9 1/16 in. (342.9 mm x 230.19 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Frederick S. Bailey
Accession Number: 54.1.30


Alternate Title: Rokuju yoshu meisho zue: Kai, Saruhashi

Marks
On verso in pencil: Ba II 28. On mat in pencil: "Bridges and Coves" 54.1.30 Bai II 28 Hiroshige. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Censor's seal: date seal (Ushi-hachi) and double censor's seals (Kinukasa and Murata).

Medium
Nishiki-e, vertical oban; colored ink on paper.

Object Description
Color woodblock print with an image of a swirling river flowing past steep cliffs, with a bridge (Saruhashi bridge) spanning the river high above, in the Kai province. “A well-known plate, strongly reminiscent of Hiroshige's famous kakemono-ye of the same subject.” (Basil Stewart)

Publisher
Koshihei.

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