Kanbara: Snow at Night
Utagawa Hiroshige ( Japanese, 1797 - 1858 )
Executed primarily in shades of black, this print is particularly reminiscent of traditional ink landscape paintings and shares a common flavor with bunjinga, or literati paintings, created in Andō Hiroshige's day. Here, the varied effects of brush-strokes and ink washes are rendered through woodblock print.
Anna McFarland, Ichiryusai Hiroshige: The Fifty-Three Stages of the Tokaido, Label text, 1986.