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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)

DRIVING RAIN AT SHONO (SHONO - HAKUU)

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Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858)
Driving Rain at Shono (Shono - Hakuu)
A design from the series The Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi), signed Hiroshige ga, published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido), circa 1831-4
Oban yoko-e (37 x 24.9 cm.)
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Lot Essay

Travellers are surprised by a sudden downpour of rain near the town of Shono in Ise Province. To the right is a man using an umbrella for cover bearing two inscriptions: Takenouchi (the name of the publisher) and Gojusan tsugi (part of the series title). To the left a man in a cloak and two littler-bearers scurry uphill, whilst rows of bamboo in the distance bend low in the wind and rain.

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