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Three travellers trudge through deep snow by a mountain village at nightfall. The palette is sombre, with the clothes of the three figures the only touches of colour. Several factors indicate that this is a late impression: the lines of the woodblock have broken in places; the bokashi gradation is rather coarsely applied; and there are gaps between different colours in some places due to shrinkage of the colour blocks over time.
Artist/makerUtagawa Hiroshige I (1797 - 1858) (designer)
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Pollard, Clare, Mitsuko Ito Watanabe, Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige Woodblock Prints in the Ashmolean Museum (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2014), fig. 21, p. 30