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Evening View with a Rainbow at Takanawa

Woodblock Print
1839 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The ox-carts beneath the rainbox in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige indicate that the location is Kuruma-cho, an area on the Takanawa shoreline in the southern part of Edo, where oxen were kept to help with urban construction projects. The text on the billboard behind the red cartouche reads Ibakyu han, meaning 'published by Ibakyu'. Text on the billboard to the left reads tonen shincho daikichi rishi, meaning 'in the hope that this print, newly designed this year, will sell profitably'.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleFamous Places in the Eastern Capital (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Evening View with a Rainbow at Takanawa', from the series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, 1839
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Artist seal: Ichiryusai. Publisher mark: Ibaya Kyubei. Censorship seal: kiwame. Date seal: Boar (1839).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
The ox-carts beneath the rainbox in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige indicate that the location is Kuruma-cho, an area on the Takanawa shoreline in the southern part of Edo, where oxen were kept to help with urban construction projects. The text on the billboard behind the red cartouche reads Ibakyu han, meaning 'published by Ibakyu'. Text on the billboard to the left reads tonen shincho daikichi rishi, meaning 'in the hope that this print, newly designed this year, will sell profitably'.
Collection
Accession Number
E.546-1911

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record createdDecember 19, 2002
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