Nostalgia (Boston)

Accession Number

Nostalgia (Boston)

Saitō Kiyoshi

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

20 7/8 in x 15 1/4 in (53 cm x 38.7 cm);22 in x 28 in (55.88 cm x 71.12 cm);23 7/16 in x 17 1/2 in (59.5 cm x 44.5 cm);15 1/16 in x 18 in (38.3 cm x 45.7 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
This woodblock print shows a city scene of Boston in the snow.

Physical Description
The scene shows a group of buildings with white colored rooftops. Two buildings rise up in the foreground on the right and left. The right building has a red side with vertical lines hashed into it. The left building has two white triangles on its roof. In the middle ground is a smaller building with a green-domed tower rising up the middle of the composition. A small red figure stands on the white ground to the right of this tower. The background shows the large white rooftop of another building, with small dark rooflines of buildings visible behind it.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area

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church towers
cityscapes (representations)
snow (precipitation)

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