100 Famous Views of Edo: No. 48, Suidôbashi Bridge and Surugadai
Date 1797-1858
Artist:Utagawa (Andō) Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797 - 1858
Dimensions Overall, Image: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. (34 x 22.2 cm) Overall: 13 5/8 x 9 in. (34.6 x 22.9 cm)
Medium Woodblock
Credit Line Gift of Mrs. J. Hoge Tyler
Description Color woodblock print of carp banner on pole. River, bridge, village & Mt. Fuji in background.
Exhibition History"Inspiring Impressionism: Japanese Prints in the Chrysler Collection," Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA, March 10 - June 18, 2017.
Inscriptions On original paper mount: "Hiroshige, Carp Emblem of Perseverance".
Object Label Utagawa Hiroshige Japanese, 1797-1858 100 Famous Views of Edo: No. 48, Suidôbashi Bridge and Surugadai, 1857 Woodblock print on paper Utagawa Hiroshige's series from around 1857 is esteemed as one of the world's greatest monuments of art, and actually consists of 118 works. The Japanese considered carp a symbol of strength as they could leap over waterfalls, and the carp banners in this scene of Suidôbashi Bridge seem to come to life. The military-style banners were, however flown by the fifth day of the fifth month. Distant Mt. Fuji looms in the background over the sprawling city, as it does in many of Hiroshige's views of Edo. Gift of Mrs. J. Hoge Tyler 61.83.37
Object Number 61.83.37