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江戸近郊八景之内 飛鳥山暮雪
Asukayama in Evening Snow

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1838
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (22.2 x 34.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2479
Not on view
Signature: Hiroshige ga

Inscription: Poem:
Seisatsu wo furiuzume tsutsu Asukayama
yuki wa sakura no shiworu yūgure
(The snow falling heavily in the dusk not only covers up signs
that warn against breaking branches of the cherry trees on Asuka hill,
but breaks down the branches, as well)
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
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