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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
A PRIVATE COLLECTION OF PRINTS FORMED IN THE 1900S
UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)

Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki)

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UTAGAWA HIROSHIGE (1797-1858)
Kanbara: Night Snow (Kanbara, yoru no yuki)
From the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi)
Woodblock print, signed Hiroshige ga
Published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido)
Sealed kiwame (approved)
Circa 1833-34
Horizontal oban: 23.5 x 36.3 cm. (9.2/8 x 14.2/8 in.)

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Along with Shono: Driving Rain, this print is considered a masterpiece of the series 'The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido'. Three travellers trudge through falling snow at nightfall, with the snow-covered houses of Kanbara station behind.

For the same print in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, accession number JP486, go to: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/60001039

For the same print in the collection of The British Museum, accession number 1906,1220,0.785, go to: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research.aspx

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