Framing Edo

Hiroshige print of carp Framing Edo: Masterworks from Hiroshige’s One Hundred Famous Views

Selections from the Arthur R. Miller Collection

September 21, 2012–January 13, 2013 in the Lockhart Gallery

This exhibition showcases more than 30 iconic prints by 19th-century Japanese master Andō (Utagawa) Hiroshige. These stunningly beautiful works from Hiroshige’s masterpiece One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (ca. 1856–58) are drawn from the extensive collection of Professor Arthur R. Miller, UR ‘56, ‘08 (LLD). They depict the artist’s nostalgic response to the rapid changes to mid-century Edo, now Tokyo, after Japan opened to the West during the mid-1800s.

Framing Edo is presented in honor of the members of the University of Rochester’s George Eastman Circle.


Thursday, November 1, 7 pm: David Pollack, professor of Japanese in the University of Rochester’s department of modern languages and culture, gives an illustrated talk on the exhibition. Included in Gallery admission.

Pictured: Andō (Utagawa) Hiroshige, Suidō Bridge and Surugadai (1857). Arthur R. Miller collection.