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Famous Gardens in Edo

Woodblock Print
1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This relatively early uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige gives the names of six gardens in Edo alongside depictions of the plants for which they were famous. These are, clockwise from top right, wisteria at Kameido (Kameido Tenjin Shrine), bushclover at Hagidera (Ryuganji Temple), peonies at Tomigaoka (Tomigaoka Hachiman Shrine), irises at Kinegawa, plum blossoms at Hyakkaen and maples at Kaianji (Temple).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Famous Gardens in Edo'; fan print, Japanese, 1835
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige hitsu. Publisher mark: Ibaya Senzaburo. Censorship seal: kiwame. Date seal: Sheep (1835). Later printing (atozuri).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
This relatively early uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige gives the names of six gardens in Edo alongside depictions of the plants for which they were famous. These are, clockwise from top right, wisteria at Kameido (Kameido Tenjin Shrine), bushclover at Hagidera (Ryuganji Temple), peonies at Tomigaoka (Tomigaoka Hachiman Shrine), irises at Kinegawa, plum blossoms at Hyakkaen and maples at Kaianji (Temple).
Collection
Accession Number
E.4939-1919

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record createdDecember 19, 2002
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