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The Hashiba Ferry Crossing and the Massaki Shrine on the Sumida River

Woodblock Print
1849-1852 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

In this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige we are standing on the embankment that ran along the west flank of Edo's north-east Mukojima district. To the left, across the Sumida river, is the Massaki Shrine, while on the near bank groups of travellers can be seen making their way to and from the cluster of thatched huts next to the Hashiba ferry crossing. The cherry trees on the embankment are in bloom and the northern reaches of the river look cheerful on the bright spring day. The design is one of three belonging to an untitled series of views of Edo.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'The Hashiba Ferry Crossing and the Massaki Shrine on the Sumida River', from an untitled series of views of Edo; fan print, Japanese, 1849-1852
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Enshuya Matabei. Censor seals: Magome and Hama.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
In this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige we are standing on the embankment that ran along the west flank of Edo's north-east Mukojima district. To the left, across the Sumida river, is the Massaki Shrine, while on the near bank groups of travellers can be seen making their way to and from the cluster of thatched huts next to the Hashiba ferry crossing. The cherry trees on the embankment are in bloom and the northern reaches of the river look cheerful on the bright spring day. The design is one of three belonging to an untitled series of views of Edo.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4855-1919

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record createdMarch 12, 2003
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