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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Station 47, Kameyama, c. 1833-1834
Ink on Paper
8 15/16 in. x 13 13/16 in. (227.01 mm x 350.84 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson
Accession Number: 46.1.48


Marks
On mat in pencil: Exhibited Nov-Dec 1987 Clark Museum, Johnson Collection XIX n.217. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Censor's seal: Kiwame.

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

Object Description
Color woodblock print with an image of a snowy landscape.

Kameyama is one of the superb snow scenes from the Tokaido Road series. A daimyo procession climbs up the steep slope that runs from the left corner to top right, where Kameyama Castle perches on its stone wall. A sunset shy with pink bokashi at the horizon and tembokashi blue gives a strikingly beautiful touch to the print, which is otherwise white and gray monochrome. It expresses the crisp, pure, biting air that marks clear weather after snow.
The dramatic but simple composition, with the exaggerated steepness of a slope stabilized only by tall pines in the foreground, reveals Hiroshige's design genius at its best.
Kameyama was famous for its mid-sixteenth-century castle, which had been occupied by a succession of daimyo families. In Hiroshige's time, it belonged to the daimyo of the Ishikawa.
(ref. “Hokusai and Hiroshige,” p.210 )

Publisher
Hoeido (Takenouchi Magohachi) seal.

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