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Evening Cool and the Ryogoku Bridge Seen from the Shubi Pine Tree at Okawa

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

The view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is set on the Sumida river next to the Shubi Pine Tree, a famous landmark that hung out from the central pier of the Asakusa rice granary. Revellers enjoying the cool of the summer evening throng the span of the Ryogoku Bridge, visible to the south, while roof-boats (yanebune) and other pleasure craft gently ply the waters of the river. The area to the left of the bridge on the Honjo district side of the river was known as the 'Okawabata' or Great River-bank. The tall yellow structure at the foot of the bridge is an enclosure, within which acrobats and other performers entertained the crowds. The design is one of three belonging to an untitled series of views of Edo.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Evening Cool and the Ryogoku Bridge Seen from the Shubi Pine Tree at Okawa', 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
The view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is set on the Sumida river next to the Shubi Pine Tree, a famous landmark that hung out from the central pier of the Asakusa rice granary. Revellers enjoying the cool of the summer evening throng the span of the Ryogoku Bridge, visible to the south, while roof-boats (yanebune) and other pleasure craft gently ply the waters of the river. The area to the left of the bridge on the Honjo district side of the river was known as the 'Okawabata' or Great River-bank. The tall yellow structure at the foot of the bridge is an enclosure, within which acrobats and other performers entertained the crowds. The design is one of three belonging to an untitled series of views of Edo.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4863-1919

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record createdMarch 12, 2003
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