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#46 Shōno
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #46 Shōno, h
  • 東海道五拾三次之内 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
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 229 x 349 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 252 x 380 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 7/8 x 14 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • S2007.001
Description
Inscriptions/Signature

Horizontal composition of people running along a road in the rain. Road stretches from lower right corner to left center of composition. Five people, two with raincoats, one with an umbrella,two figures with large hats carry a person in a palanquin. Rooftops visible in lower right quadrant. Bamboo depicted in horizontal grove in background shadows. Additional bamboo is represented in further detail in middleground, and foreground along the road. Colors include grey, brown, tan, blue, and green.