Sunset at Seta, c. 1834
Ink on Paper
8 15/16 in. x 13 7/8 in. (22.7 cm x 35.24 cm)
Binyon's translation of the poem in the cartouche reads: "Soft and fitful rain passes far away over the mountains; the evening light streams along the Bridge of Seta."
Signed Hiroshige; publisher's seal.
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; oban yoko-e.
19th century Japanese color woodblock print depicting a bird's eye view of the long Seta Bridge running right across the lake from the village at the foot of Ishiyama; in the background rises the peak of the lesser Fuji (not the Fuji as sometimes erroneously described) into a beautiful orange sky.
Poem: "Soft and fitful rain passes far away over the mountains; the evening light streams along the Bridge of Seta."
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