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Night View at Eitai Bridge

Woodblock Print
ca. 1840-1842 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The moonlit view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from almost immediately below the Eitai Bridge, which spans the Sumida river just before it widens into Edo Bay. The buildings on the left mark the south-west extremity of the Honjo Fukagawa district. The presence of the island of Tsukudajima behind the anchored cargo ships is indicated by the two characters below and slightly to the right of the moon. The paper lantern partially visible in the boat to the right is marked with the katakana characters for 'hi' and 'ro', the first two syllables of Hiroshige's name.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Night View at Eitai Bridge'; fan print, Japanese, ca. 1840-1842
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Artist seal: Utagawa. Publisher mark: Sanoya Kihei.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
The moonlit view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from almost immediately below the Eitai Bridge, which spans the Sumida river just before it widens into Edo Bay. The buildings on the left mark the south-west extremity of the Honjo Fukagawa district. The presence of the island of Tsukudajima behind the anchored cargo ships is indicated by the two characters below and slightly to the right of the moon. The paper lantern partially visible in the boat to the right is marked with the katakana characters for 'hi' and 'ro', the first two syllables of Hiroshige's name.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4870-1919

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record createdMarch 7, 2003
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