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Inokashira no Ike Benzaiten no Yashiro Yaki no Kei (Snow at the Benten Shrine at Inokashira Pond)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Inokashira no Ike Benzaiten no Yashiro Yaki no Kei (Snow at the Benten Shrine at Inokashira Pond), 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Meishō Setsugakka (Snow, Moon and Flowers at Famous Places)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 222 x 347 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 247 x 365 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7262
Description

Rural landscape in snow. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge in foreground leads to wood shrine structure just below and left of center. Structure is on small island and is surrounded by trees. Three figures near shrine. Two bridges lead off to the left, small corner of other structure is visible at center left edge. Water surrounds island, ducks float in foreground. Large snowflakes in sky, snow covers surfaces. Colors include blue, brown, green, and black.