Mount Ibuki in Snow

Artist: Hashiguchi Goyō 橋口五葉 (1880-1921)
Historical period(s)
Taisho era, January 1920
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 25.9 x 38.7 cm (10 3/16 x 15 1/4 in)
Credit Line
Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

Japan, mountain, river, snow, Taisho era (1912 - 1926), winter
Provenance research underway.

The ghostly form of Mount Ibuki shrouded in snow is represented by unprinted white paper; the mountain's form is defined by the printing of the gray tones of the sky. The only color in this image of winter stillness is the blue tone of a river, printed in gradations of exquisite delicacy. Using printing techniques that he studied from the prints of Hiroshige (1797--1858), Goyo created in Mount Ibuki in Snow a landscape of memorable quality. The red seal in the lower left corner gives the year in cyclical calendar symbols, accompanied by a crouching monkey, the zodiac animal associated with the year 1920.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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