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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE II (SHIGENOBU) (1826-1869)
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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE II (SHIGENOBU) (1826-1869)

NIGHT RAIN AT AKASAKA KIRIBATAKE (AKASAKA KIRIBATAKE UCHU YUKEI)

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE II (SHIGENOBU) (1826-1869)
NIGHT RAIN AT AKASAKA KIRIBATAKE (AKASAKA KIRIBATAKE UCHU YUKEI)
Woodblock print, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei), signed Nisei Hiroshige ga, published by Uoya Eikichi, 1859
Vertical oban (36.2 x 24.4 cm.)

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This design by Hiroshige II was added to the series just after the death of Hiroshige I in 1858, apparently as a substitute for his 1856 design depicting Akasaka Kiribatake. This substitute design is generally considered superior to the one it replaced.

For another impression of this print in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum (MET), New York, Accession no. JP1549, go to:
https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/55713

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