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Object: Horikiri no hana-shobu 堀切ノ花菖蒲 (Flowering Irises at Horikiri)
Series: Meisho Edo hyakkei 名所江戸百景 (One Hundred Famous Views in Edo)
Colour woodblock print. View of iris garden at Horikiri, through stalks and leaves of irises; visitors with umbrellas admiring flowers in background. Inscribed, signed, sealed and marked.
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Height: 35.40 centimetres
Width: 23.30 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Farrer 2001
This print is number 56 in the series 'One Hundred Famous Views in Edo', in which it is found in the summer section. It shows a view of the iris garden at Horikiri through the stalks and leaves of irises. The cultivation of 'hana-shobu' ('iris laevigata') may have begun in this area of marsh in the seventeenth century. This print was made in 1857, shortly after Philipp von Siebold introduced this iris into Europe (Impey 1993, p. 10).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2007 Nov 28-2008 Jan 20, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected'
2008 Mar 8-Apr 26, Grundy Art Gallery, Blackpool, UK, 'Utagawa Hiroshige: The Moon Reflected'
2008 Oct-2009 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to present'
2015 12 Mar-7 Jun, Manchester Art Gallery, Emily Allchurch
2015 18 Jul-31 Aug, Nottingham, Djanogly Art Gallery, Emily Allchurch
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