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Autumn Moon at Takanawa, No. 35 from the series Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo

 

Japanese Color Woodblock Print

Autumn Moon at Takanawa, No. 35

from the series Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo

by Utagawa Hiroshige II, 1861

Hiratsuka from the series Tōkaidō Road


IHL Cat. #1564

About This Print

A view of Edo Bay at Takanawa with wild geese flying under an autumn moon.  Takanawa at Shiba bordered Edo and the evening travelers going about their business would have to pass through a checkpoint at the town gate (machikido) into Edo. The town gate would close at about 10 PM and re-open at daybreak.

About the Series Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo
As with many of Hiroshige II's prints, the prints comprising the series Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo borrowed from his teacher Utagawa Hiroshige I, as can be seen below.  Hiroshige II used elements from the designs of both the below Hiroshige I prints, placing them in a vertical format.

Evening View of Takenawa (Takenawa no yūkie)
from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tōto meisho), 1832-1838
Utagawa Hiroshige I

Moonlit Evening at Takanawa (Takanawa tsukiyo), 
from the series Famous Places in the Eastern Capital (Tōto meisho), 1840-1842
Utagawa Hiroshige 1
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 21.9779


Print Details

 IHL Catalog
 #1564
 Title or Description Autumn Moon at Takanawa, No. 35 [sometimes seen translated as "Autumn Moon above Takanawa".
  高輪秋月 三十五 Takanawa shūgetsu
 Series
 Forty-Eight Famous Views of Edo
 江戸名所四十八景 Meisho Edo yonjūhakkei 
 Artist Utagawa Hiroshige II (1826-1869)
 Signature
Hiroshige ga 広重画 (廣重画 as written in cartouche)
 Seal none
 Publication Date
1861 (Man'en 2), 1st month

 酉正改 Rooster 1 aratame
 Publisher
Tsutaya Kichizō [Marks: seal no. 25-427; pub. ref. 556]
Seal reading  蔦吉板 Tsutakichi han
 Impression good
 Colors excellent
 Condition good - minor soiling primarily in lower and right margins;minor edge damage to margins; 4 pin holes from book binding right margin; not backed; margins untrimmed
 Genre ukiyo-e, fūkei-ga
 Miscellaneous 
 Format vertical chūban
 H x W Paper 
 10 1/16 x 7 7/16 in. (25.6 x 18.9 cm)
 Literature 
 9 x 6 9/16 in. (22.9 x 16.7 cm)
 Collections This Print
 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston : 06.1721, 11.20537, 11.26442 ; Austrian Museum of Applied Arts BI 17426-1-48; Art Gallery of Greater Victoria 2004.026.035; Waseda University Library 請求記号 Call No. チ05 03815 (the entire series bound in book form); Victoria & Albert E.5294-1916
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