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Maker(s):Hasegawa Sadanobu I
Culture:Japanese (1809-1879)
Title:Nishi Otani Meganebashi [Eyeglass Bridge at Nishi Otani], from the series Miyako Meisho no Uchi [Famous Places in the Capital]
Date Made:ca. 1855-1859
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Osaka
Measurements:Sheet: 6 13/16 in x 9 1/4 in; 17.3 cm x 23.5 cm; Image: 6 in x 8 15/16 in; 15.2 cm x 22.7 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Sadanobu ga]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Miyako Meisho no Uchi]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Nishi Otani Meganebashi]; SEAL: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Two squares overlapped with a tai-chi pattern within].
Accession Number:  MH 1973.353.Q.RII
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Louis C. Black
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

Horizontal spring view of the stone-built Megane (Eyeglass) Bridge over water with cherry blossoms, willow, and pine trees around. Background is a green mountain. Three figures and a building in lower right corner. Publisher is Watya Kihei (Wataki).

fame; landscapes; mountains; bridges; capitals

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