Night Snow at Kanbara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

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Night Snow at Kanbara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist), Hoeidō (Publisher), Takenouchi, Magohachi (Publisher)
Title:
Night Snow at Kanbara, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Kanbara 蒲原, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi 東海道五十三次之内
Abstract:
The sixteenth station along the Tōkaidō, Kanbara inspired Hiroshige to depict the area covered in snow, although a snowy landscape is not characteristic of the region. Only three figures are shown in the foreground, two in straw raincoats and one with an umbrella, slowly making their way home at night.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Landscapes (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
ca. 1833-1834
Physical Description:
1 print ; image 9 x 14 in. (22.8 x 35.5 cm), sheet 9 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. (25 x 36.5 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi no uchi 東海道五十三次之内; Kanbara 蒲原; yoru no yuki 夜之雪 (gourd-shaped seal). Lower left: Hiroshige-ga; Takenouchi Magohachi (seal).
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
This series, the first among Hiroshige's Tōkaidō series, was occasioned by the artist's journey along the Tōkaidō in the summer of 1832. Accompanying the mission of the shogun, the artist experienced life outside the capital and became familiarized with the popular places along this well-traveled road that connected Edo (the capital and today's Tokyo) and Kyoto (the old imperial capital).
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004899
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-h3gy-ns73