Twilight Moon at the Ryogoku Bridge (Ryogoku no yoizuki), from the series "Famous Views of the Eastern Capital (Toto Meisho)"

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:

c. 1831

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

The early impressions of this design were printed almost entirely in shades of blue, with a subtle gradation (bokashi) from blue to white in the water. Only the pink clouds prevent the impression on the left from being an “all blue” (aizuri-e) print. Later impressions, like this one, use several other colors and now, the water is a solid blue.
The design was printed with a decorative border which was has been entirely trimmed in the other print and partially trimmed in this print.

On View

Asian Art, Gallery 107

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

Twilight Moon at the Ryogoku Bridge (Ryogoku no yoizuki), from the series "Famous Views of the Eastern Capital (Toto Meisho)"

Origin

Japan

Date

1826–1836

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

21.8 x 35.5 cm (8 3/4 x 14 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3460

Extended information about this artwork

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