Bridge in the Rain (after Hiroshige)
Vincent van Gogh (1853 - 1890), Paris, October-November 1887
oil on canvas,
73.3 センチ x 53.8 センチ
Credits: ファン・ゴッホ美術館、アムステルダム 「フィンセント・ファン・ゴッホ財団」
Van Gogh greatly admired Japanese woodcuts for their bright colours and distinctive compositions. He based this painting of a bridge in the rain on a print by the famous artist Utagawa Hiroshige. Van Gogh made the colours more intense than in the original, however. He painted this work on a standard size canvas. He wanted to maintain the proportions of the original print and so left a border, which he filled with Japanese characters copied from other prints.