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#30 Picture of Winter Desolation at Hamamatsu  (Hōeidō Tōkaidō)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #30 Picture of Winter Desolation at Hamamatsu (Hōeidō Tōkaidō), 1833–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2885

Color print depicting six figures standing around a fire, from which a large cloud of smoke is floating toward the top of the print. There is a large tree in the foreground, and the tree trunk is in the center of the print. There is green grass in the foreground, and a beach in the background. There are groups of tall trees on the beach around small huts. There is blue water behind the beach, in the background, and a strip of dark blue along the top of the print, to indicate sky. There is calligraphy in the top left and top right corners of the print.