Clearing Weather after Snow at Shibaura, c. 1835-1842
Ink on Paper
8 9/16 in. x 13 1/2 in. (21.75 cm x 34.29 cm)
The contemporary poet, Taihado, employed Hiroshige to depict a set of scenes chosen by him and some fellow poets, in order to record their poems, and some of the prints, have outside the border, the mark "Taihado-Kaihan" (prints inaugurated by Taihado). Each has a poem in three or four verses; and it is suggested that they were done for circulation among Taihado's coterie of poets - one of those little poetry clubs which form so pleasing a feature in the life of the ordinary folk of the period. The result was, however, so popular that the publisher obtained Taihado's permission to issue them in the ordinary way to the public, but with only one verse on each. (Strange, "The Colour prints of Hiroshige," Cassell & Co., London, n.d. p. 63).
Signed Hiroshige ga; hiroshige seal. Publisher's seal (Kikakudo).
Colored ink on paper; woodblock print; oban yoko-e.
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting two large junks moored at a lake, and two other boats out in the stream. The sky is brightening after a storm.
Kikakudo (c. 1835-1842).
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