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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Water Shrine at Akabane, c. 1858
Ink on Paper
8 1/2 in. x 13 7/16 in. (21.59 cm x 34.13 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.42

Commentary
See also at 2019.1.60.

Marks
Signed Hiroshige ga in red cartouche. Publisher seal (Yamada-ya Shojiro) and date seal (3/1858).

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

Object Description
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting two figures with umbrellas crossing a bridge over a canal in a heavy downpour of rain, with a watch-tower above. This print has also been known as "Water birds at Akabane", a reference to the two women scurrying across the bridge.

Publisher
Yamada-ya Shojiro (1853-1858).

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