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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Sunset at Seta, c. 1834
Ink on Paper
8 15/16 in. x 13 7/8 in. (22.7 cm x 35.24 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.37

Commentary
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."

Marks
Signed Hiroshige; publisher's seal.

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

Object Description
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."

Publisher
Hoeido/Eikyudo.

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