Polychrome woodblock print; (beni-e); black, red and green on paper
12 1/2 x 6 1/8 in. (31.8 x 15.6 cm)
Rogers Fund, 1922
Not on view
This is an early example of the theme that Hiroshige turned into a masterpiece of landscape in the woodblock print medim. The print is akin to book illustration, which was the basic metier of ukiyo-e artists. A simple color scheme, limited to one or two colors, is characteristic of the primitive stage of woodblock printing in the early decades of the eighteenth century.
Signature: Torii Kiyomasu fude
Inscription: Poem: "Leave the spring earth to the rain of night; the evening wind has passed away; now is the hour of the Karasaki pine".