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Utagawa Hiroshige I, Evening shower at Ōhashi Bridge, Atake (Ōhashi Atake no yudachi), nineteenth century, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Clare Pollard, Curator of Japanese Art at the Ashmolean discusses a print by Hiroshige, revealing how the artist’s use of colour and composition provides a striking depiction of figures being caught in a rainstorm. This print is part of the series: One Hundred Famous Series title: Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei). Landscape prints by Hiroshige were among the first Japanese prints to arrive in Europe and America and found their way into the collections of many leading artists, including Manet, Monet, Degas, Van Gogh and Whistler.

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Clare Pollard