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Choshi Bay in Shimosa Province

Woodblock Print
1854-1858 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

This richly coloured 'uchiwa-e' (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige shows Choshi Bay. It is situated on the southern side of the promontory that juts into the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern corner of Chiba Prefecture. Choshi Bay is still known for its scarred and craggy coastline, best enjoyed by boat. Its other attractive feature is its fine but distant view towards Mount Fuji in the south-west.


Object details

Categories
Object type
Titles
  • Choshi Bay in Shimosa Province (assigned by artist)
  • Famous Places in the Provinces (series title)
Materials and techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'Choshi Bay in Shimosa Province', from the series 'Famous Places in the Provinces'; fan print, Japanese, 1854-1858
Physical description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Iseya Soemon. Censorship seal: aratame.
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Object history
Purchased from S. M. Franck & Co., accessioned in 1886. This acquisition information reflects that found in the Asia Department registers, as part of a 2022 provenance research project.
Summary
This richly coloured 'uchiwa-e' (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige shows Choshi Bay. It is situated on the southern side of the promontory that juts into the Pacific Ocean in the north-eastern corner of Chiba Prefecture. Choshi Bay is still known for its scarred and craggy coastline, best enjoyed by boat. Its other attractive feature is its fine but distant view towards Mount Fuji in the south-west.
Collection
Accession number
E.12078-1886

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Record createdNovember 27, 2003
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