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Scenic View of the Sea at Shibaura from the Foot of Mount Yatsu at Takanawa

Woodblock Print
ca. 1850 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The view of Edo Bay in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from the foot of Mount Yatsu, a small hill in the southern (Shinagawa) part of the Takanawa district in southern Edo. The shoreline sweeps around to the left, while in the far distance, behind the masts of the moored cargo ships, one can see the dark outline of the Honjo Fukagawa district. The tea-stalls in the foreground, a typical feature of depictions of the Takanawa coast, offered sustenance to travellers on this northernmost stretch of the Tokaido Highway. The figures here can be seen journeying on foot and by palanquin.


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; 'Scenic View of the Sea at Shibaura from the Foot of Mount Yatsu at Takanawa', from the series 'Famous Places in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, ca. 1850
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige hitsu. Later printing (atozuri).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
The view of Edo Bay in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from the foot of Mount Yatsu, a small hill in the southern (Shinagawa) part of the Takanawa district in southern Edo. The shoreline sweeps around to the left, while in the far distance, behind the masts of the moored cargo ships, one can see the dark outline of the Honjo Fukagawa district. The tea-stalls in the foreground, a typical feature of depictions of the Takanawa coast, offered sustenance to travellers on this northernmost stretch of the Tokaido Highway. The figures here can be seen journeying on foot and by palanquin.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4858-1919

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record createdMarch 12, 2003
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