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Izanami and Izanagi on the Floating Bridge of Heaven (Ame no Ukihashi), No. 1 from the series Illustrated History of Japan (Honchô nenreki zue)

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The top half of the print, with the series title and a text describing the scene, has been cut off. MFA impressions: 49.625 (lower part only), 2009.5007.1 (intact sheet)

Signed

Hiroshige ga 広重画

Marks

Censors' seals: Muramatsu and Fuku

Credit Line

Gift of L. Aaron Lebowich

Japanese, Edo period, about 1849–50 (Kôka 2–3)

Catalogue Raisonné

Mueller et al., Competition and Collaboration (2007), #86; Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 243, horizontal ôban #81.01

Dimensions

Lower half of horizontal ôban; 15 x 33.9 cm (5 15/16 x 13 1/3 in.)

Accession Number

49.625

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

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Asia

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