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Shōmyō Banshō (Evening Bell at Shōmyō Temple)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Shōmyō Banshō (Evening Bell at Shōmyō Temple), mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kanazawa Hakkei (Eight Views of Kanazawa)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 223 x 352 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 370 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2412
Description

Village landscape with body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small triangles cut out from each corner. Body of water fills bottom quarter, two boats on surface have figures inside, two empty boats at dock. Village at right, just below center runs from edge to middle of composition. Trees behind village in middle ground extend across center of work. Hills fill background, a few rooftops visible in top right quadrant on hillside. Colors include blue, green, yellow, brown, and orange.