The Evening Bell at Miidera (Mii no bansho), from the series "Eight Views in Omi Province (Omi hakkei no uchi)"

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

1837/38

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

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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Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

The Evening Bell at Miidera (Mii no bansho), from the series "Eight Views in Omi Province (Omi hakkei no uchi)"

Origin

Japan

Date

1837–1838

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

9 1/2 x 14 1/2 in.

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3406

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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