Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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Floating Torch Shrine
  • Utagawa Hiroshige II
    active: Japan
  • Floating Torch Shrine, 1861, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Shokoku meisho hyakkei (100 Views of Famous Places in the Provinces)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7500

Vertical seascape at night. Two boats in foreground, one at lower right with two men shooting torches into the water. Rocks and breaking waters at bottom left corner. Mountainous landscape in background. Two cartouches at upper right corner, artists inscription at lower left of composition and text and seal in margin at lower left.