Jul 7, 2014

Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge and Atake, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Sudden Shower over Shin-Ōhashi Bridge and Atake, from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

1857

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重

(Japanese, 1797–1858)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 35.3 x 23.2 cm (13 7/8 x 9 1/8 in.)

Gift from J. H. Wade 1921.318

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Description

Running through Edo, the Ohashi Bridge was one of 300 bridges that crossed the Sumida River. Published about a year before Hiroshige’s death, this print design illustrates the artist’s mastery of capturing atmospheric conditions. Figures scurry across the bridge amid slanting sheets of rain.

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Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print
Credit line: 
Gift from J. H. Wade

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