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Shiba Akabane no Yuki (Snow at Akabane in Shiba)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Shiba Akabane no Yuki (Snow at Akabane in Shiba), 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Places of the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 225 x 342 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 13 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 247 x 374 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7285
Description

Urban landscape covered in snow. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with rounded corners. River in bottom left quadrant, three boats docked on bank. Buildings line streets on both sides, figures walk in streets. Arched bridge just left of center. Hills rise on both sides of composition, tower at top right, pagoda in upper left. Snow falls in sky, covers surfaces. Colors include blue, red, black, gray.