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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai
Culture:Japanese (1760-1849)
Title:Ashikaga Gyodozan kumo no kakehashi [The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga], from the series Shokoku Meikyo Iiran [Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces]
Date Made:1827-1830
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Sheet/Image: 10 3/8 in x 15 1/16 in; 26.4 cm x 38.3 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Shokoku meikyo kiran]; TITLE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ashikaga Gyodozan kumo no kakehashi]; SIGNATURE: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Zen Hokusai i-itsu hitsu]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Kiwame]; SEAL: recto, lwr. l. (red ink): [Japanese character, Eijudo]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.44.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
mh_1949_44_q_rii_v1.jpg

Description:
A horizontal landscape with green-yellow cliffs, along which sevearl houses were built and a flat bridge connects the huge mount on the right with the single cliff at the center; clouds surround the mountains.

Note on back reads: "Famous Bridges of Japan Series." mountain passage, smoke.
Different title: The Hanging-cloud Bridge at Mount Gyodo near Ashikaga (Ashikaga Gyodozan Kumo no kakehashi), from the series Remarkable Views of Bridges in Various Provinces (Shokoku meikyo kiran).

Tags:
prints; Ukiyo-e; landscapes; mountains; bridges; smoke

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