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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
One Hundred Famous Views of Edo: 106, Kiba Timber Yard, Fukagawa, 1857
Ink on Paper
13 3/8 in. x 8 11/16 in. (33.97 cm x 22.07 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.58

Marks
Signed Hiroshige hitsu. Publisher's seal (Uoya Eikichi), and censer's seal (Aratame). Date seal: snake 11, 1857.

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

Object Description
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting a snow scene with large wood beams in the foreground and men on rafts on a river in the distance. Depicts the Fuka River, in the timber district; logs floating in the water and stacked on shore, the whole scene under heavy snow falling from an almost black sky. In foreground the top of a yellow umbrella. The density of the sky varies in different impressions from almost deep black to grey.

Publisher
Uoya Eikichi.

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