近江八景之内 比良暮雪
Evening Snow on Hira, Lake Biwa

Artist:
Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, Tokyo (Edo) 1797–1858 Tokyo (Edo))
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1835
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
8 27/32 x 13 23/32 in. (22.5 x 34.9 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1914
Accession Number:
JP54
Not on view
Kumu haruru
Hira no takane no
Yūgure wa
Hana no sakari ni
Suguru haru kana

Spring—glow of evening
on the peaks of Hira
when snow clouds have
lifted and the flowers
have yet to bloom
Signature: Hiroshige ga.

Inscription: Verse: He who would see the beauty of the evening on the peaks of Hira must behold it after the snows have fallen and before the flowers are fully bloom.

Marking: Seal: Eisendō
[ William S. and JohnT. Spaulding , Boston, until 1914; sold to MMA]