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.
- Utagawa Hiroshige
- Twilight Moon at the Ryogoku Bridge (Ryogoku no yoizuki), from the series "Famous Views of the Eastern Capital (Toto Meisho)"
- Color woodblock print; oban
- 21.8 x 35.5 cm (8 3/4 x 14 in.)
- Clarence Buckingham Collection