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Woodblock print - View from under the Shin-Ohashi Bridge
  • View from under the Shin-Ohashi Bridge
    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861
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View from under the Shin-Ohashi Bridge

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Edo (printed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (printmaker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Woodblock print

  • Museum number:

    E.2266-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is one of five known designs from a masterfully executed but unfinished series of views of Mount Fuji seen from Edo (Tokyo) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). The Shin-Ohashi Bridge, often known simply as the Ohashi Bridge, was built in 1693. It was one of several bridges that crossed the Sumida River, which flowed southwards into Edo Bay through the centre of the city. The striking westward view onto Mount Fuji from under the massive wooden structure of the bridge is depicted largely in tones of blue, green and brown, the rendering of the sky benefitting from the grain of the cherry wood block from which it was printed.

Physical description

Woodblock print depicting Mount Fuji seen from under the Shin-Ohashi Bridge in Edo

Place of Origin

Edo (printed)

Date

ca. 1843 (printed)

Artist/maker

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (printmaker)

Materials and Techniques

Woodblock print

Object history note

From the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji from Edo series.

Purchased from the sale of the Happer Collection, Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge for £6.15.0

Descriptive line

Woodblock print entitled View from under the Shin-Ohashi Bridge, from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji from the Eastern Capital [Edo], designed by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861), signature Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi, artist seal Kuni, censor seal Murata Heiemon, published by Murataya Jirobei, Japan, ca. 1843

Techniques

Woodcutting

Categories

Access to Images; Images Online

Collection

East Asia Collection

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