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東海道五十三次之内 蒲原 夜の雪
Evening Snow at Kanbara, from the series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō"

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1833–34
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. (22.5 x 34.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2492
Not on view
Deep snow covers the slope of Kanbara in the evening. Fresh flakes falling on the houses, trees, and mountains create a quiet that is broken only by the implied crunch of travelers' footsteps in the snow. This scene is almost entirely imaginary; it rarely snows in the Kanbara area, in present-day Shizuoka Prefecture.
Signature: Hiroshige ga

Marking: Seal: Takeuchi
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Snow in Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings," October 20, 2004–November 26, 2005.

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