Evening Glow at Seta (Seta no Sekisho), from Eight Views of the Province Omi (Omi Hakkei)
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
On View: Asian Galleries, West, 2nd floor (China)
“Eight Views of Omi Province” was the most common Japanese adaptation of the Chinese theme “Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers.” In the Omi version, the motif of “fishing village at sunset” was located in the town of Seta, famous for its bridge. The same subject, focusing on the small island that divides the two spans of the bridge, can be found in the very early print by Masanobu, also on view here.
Color woodblock print on paper
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 14 1/16 in. (23.1 x 35.6 cm)
Image: 8 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. (22.6 x 35.1 cm) (show scale)
Frank L. Babbott Fund
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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Evening Glow at Seta (Seta no Sekisho), from Eight Views of the Province Omi (Omi Hakkei), ca. 1834. Color woodblock print on paper, Sheet: 9 1/8 x 14 1/16 in. (23.1 x 35.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 39.585 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 39.585_SL1.jpg)
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