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View of Takanawa

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

The rainy scene in this early 1840s uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is set on the Takanawa shoreline at the northern end of Kuruma-cho in southern Edo. The ox-carts in the middle foreground were used for urban construction projects. The area between these and the billboards to the right is occupied by a temporary tea-stall, and to the left there is a large grass-covered construction. This is part of the remains of the Okido, the gate that marked the official southern boundary of the city.


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; 'View of Takanawa', from the series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, ca. 1840-1842
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Enshuya Matabei. Later printing (atozuri).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
The rainy scene in this early 1840s uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is set on the Takanawa shoreline at the northern end of Kuruma-cho in southern Edo. The ox-carts in the middle foreground were used for urban construction projects. The area between these and the billboards to the right is occupied by a temporary tea-stall, and to the left there is a large grass-covered construction. This is part of the remains of the Okido, the gate that marked the official southern boundary of the city.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4920-1919

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record createdMarch 7, 2003
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