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Flower Pavilion, Dango Slope, Sendagi, No. 16 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

A bank of decorative clouds separates this print into two seemingly different worlds—a lofty, mountain like retreat and a familiar scene of cherry viewing along a pond or river. The identification of the upper scene is clear enough from the title: it is the Flower Pavilion, a former nurseryman's garden opened to the public for seasonal flower viewing and described on an 1852 map as a "pavilion for all four seasons."

Why did Hiroshige divide the scene? Perhaps he intended to show autumn above and spring below, emphasizing that the garden was indeed "for all four seasons."

Details

  • Title: Flower Pavilion, Dango Slope, Sendagi, No. 16 in One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858)
  • Original Source: Brooklyn Museum collection
  • Medium: Woodblock print on paper
  • Rights: no known copyright restrictions
  • File name: 30.1478.16_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (34.3 x 22.5 cm) Sheet: 14 3/16 x 9 1/4 in. (36 x 23.5 cm)
  • Date: 5th month of 1856
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.16

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