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The Snow Garden (An Eastern Genji)
  • Utagawa Kunisada, artist
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
    Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • The Snow Garden (An Eastern Genji), 1854, 12th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in matted with .7620 and 7621
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7495
Description
Exhibitions

Vertical winter landscape at night. Small stream runs from center left to bottom right corner. Bridge at bottom right corner crosses stream in zig-zag pattern, second curved bridge at left center. Stone lantern just left of center, other stone elements at center. Path leads from center back into the composition. Trees and small structures in background. Entire scene is covered in snow.