Art on Tuesday: Snow

These are three paintings of a Japanese man standing in the snow on high wooden shoes holding an umbrella. The woodblock prints are made by Utagawa Kunisada 歌川 国貞 who is also known as Utagawa Toyokuni III (三代歌川豊国) living from 1786 to 1865. The scenes are enjoyable. The picture on the left shows the man walking in heavy snowfall. He holds the umbrella closely over his head. Additionally he wears a shawl around his neck. He obviously feels cold. On the second picture the snow has stopped falling. The man checks if there is some snow with his right hand. He has loosened his shawl. It might be a little warmer. On the third picture he looks skeptical and he is opening the umbrella as the snow is falling again.

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