Photographic Eight Views of Tokyo

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Maker(s)
Artist: Utagawa Hiroshige III 歌川広重三世 (1843-1894)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1877
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 23.6 x 34.8 cm (9 5/16 x 13 11/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.39
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
city, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), pagoda, temple, travel, WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

This print is a pair with S1999.38. The scenes depicted are four of eight views of Tokyo, a theme that recalls the Chinese series of Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang (Rivers) that inspired an expanding sequence of Japanese versions. At the upper right is the Daichi Bank. To its left is Kyobashi, the district adjacent to the bridge by that name. Below it are the red buildings of Kinryuzan, a Buddhist temple in the Asakusa district. At the lower right is a night scene at Takanawa where a train linking Tokyo and Yokohama passes in the distance.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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