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Ando Hiroshige II, Japanese, (1826–1869)
Evening Snowfall at Hira, c. 1846-1868
Ink on Paper
8 5/8 in. x 13 9/16 in. (21.91 cm x 34.45 cm)

Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Period: Edo (Japan, 1615-1868)
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. J. Stanley Johnson
Accession Number: 2000.1.88

Alternate Title: Omi hakkei:
Full Title: Eight Views of Omi [Lake Biwa]: Evening Snowfall at Hira

Signed Hiroshige ga. Kiwame seal in upper left corner.

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

Object Description
Ninteenth century Japanese color woodblock print depicting snow capped hills with pine above a blue lake. Poem: "He who would see the beauty of the evening on the peaks of Hira must behold it after the snows have fallen, and before the flowers are fully blown."


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