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#18 Okitsu tago no ura Kiyomigasaki (Tago Bay and Kiyomigaseki, Near Okitsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #18 Okitsu tago no ura Kiyomigasaki (Tago Bay and Kiyomigaseki, Near Okitsu), circa 1844, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 200 x 316 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 216 x 325 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2406
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on a diagonal through bottom right quadrant. Figures and horse on road. Large tree just right of center. Tree covered hills fill right center of composition. Village at right center, middle ground. Large body of water fills left center of composition. Two ships, with sails, at far left center. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, blue, and brown, with some gray, yellow, and red.