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Keisai Eisen, Japanese, (1790–1848)
Distant View of the Bridge on the Ina River at Norjiri, c. 1790-1848
Ink on Paper
8 11/16 in. x 13 5/8 in. (22.07 cm x 34.61 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.26

Marks
Unsigned. Circular censer's seal in the margin and three red publisher's seals.

Medium
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; oban yoko-e.

Object Description
Early to mid-19th century Japanese color woodblock print depicting a bridge over a waterfall between green hills.

At Nojiri, torrents cascade beneath a bridge famous for framing with its undersurface an imaginary view of Mt. Fuji. Eisen's landscapes lack the consummate draftsmanship of Hokusai and the masterful moods of Hiroshige, but at their best they offer a fresh and untrammeled view of otherwise familiar scenes. (R. Lane, Images from the Floating World, p.190)

Publisher
Hoeido/Kinjudo.

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