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#17 Travelers at Matsuida
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #17 Travelers at Matsuida, late 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kisokaidō Rokujuku Tsugi (69 Stations of the Kisokaidō)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 226 x 352 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 226 x 352 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0983
Description

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small areas cut out from each corner. Road fills bottom right quadrant, two pack horses and three people (one on horseback) on road. Trees and signs along road at center and top right. Fields and hills at left side of composition, foreground and background, two trees on foreground hill. Vibrant colors include green, brown, blue, yellow, orange, gray, and red.