About this artwork
This design, like a number of others by Utagawa Hiroshige, is known in other versions: one printed entirely in grayish tints (as here), and one printed in a range of soft greens and browns. Normally, prints produced with a monochromatic palette are thought to have been made earlier than more colorful versions. However, a close examination of this sheet alongside others with the color scheme described above indicates that the monochromatic version of the design is probably later than the state with more color.
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- Asian Art
- Utagawa Hiroshige
- The Evening Bell at Miidera (Mii no bansho), from the series "Eight Views in Omi Province (Omi hakkei no uchi)"
- Color woodblock print; oban
- 9 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.
- Clarence Buckingham Collection