Returning Sails at Yabase (Yabase no Kihan), from Eight Views of the Province Omi (Omi Hakkei)
Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando)
Toyoharu, founder of the Utagawa school, created a single-sheet treatment of the Eight Views of ?mi Province in the 1770s, taking his inspiration from the Chinese tradition of depicting scenic areas with strong literary associations. Hiroshige produced many series based on this model, depicting the area around Lake Biwa. This horizontal series is one of his most celebrated and includes a popular poem in the square cartouche that remarks on the beauty of the boats returning to Yabase with full sails.
Woodblock color print
Sheet: 9 1/8 x 14 1/16 in. (23.2 x 35.7 cm)
Image: 8 15/16 x 13 15/16 in. (22.6 x 35.3 cm) (show scale)
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Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858). Returning Sails at Yabase (Yabase no Kihan), from Eight Views of the Province Omi (Omi Hakkei), ca. 1834. Woodblock color print, Sheet: 9 1/8 x 14 1/16 in. (23.2 x 35.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 39.586
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