Hiroshige, Evening Rain at Atake on the Great Bridge(Ohashi atake no yudachi), 1857. Image and data from: Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Hurricane Irene is approaching the North Carolina coast and is expected to bring hurricane-force winds over the East Coast this weekend. Maryland, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, and Virginia have declared states of emergency. This image in the ARTstor Digital Library comes to us from the Italian and other European Art (Scala Archives) collection.