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#37 Akasaka nawate michi nite yajirō kitahachi o kitsune to omoite chōchaku suru (Akasaka, Yajiro Beats Kitahachi Thinking He is a Fox)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #37 Akasaka nawate michi nite yajirō kitahachi o kitsune to omoite chōchaku suru (Akasaka, Yajiro Beats Kitahachi Thinking He is a Fox), 1855–1857, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Tate-e Tōkaidō (Vertical Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 341 x 223 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 341 x 223 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7208
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Image is same size as sheet. Road winds through bottom half of composition, from bottom left corner to right, just below center. Three figures on road at center foreground. Three signs at left side along road. Trees line road. Fields on both sides of road. Village in background, right side. Muted colors, gray, green, and blue are predominant colors, with some yellow, brown, and red.