One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: 106, Kiba Timber Yard, Fukagawa, 1857
Ink on Paper
13 3/8 in. x 8 11/16 in. (33.97 cm x 22.07 cm)
Signed Hiroshige hitsu. Publisher's seal (Uoya Eikichi), and censer's seal (Aratame). Date seal: snake 11, 1857.
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; oban tat-e.
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting a snow scene with large wood beams in the foreground and men on rafts on a river in the distance. Depicts the Fuka River, in the timber district; logs floating in the water and stacked on shore, the whole scene under heavy snow falling from an almost black sky. In foreground the top of a yellow umbrella. The density of the sky varies in different impressions from almost deep black to grey.
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