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#30 Hamamatsu meisho zazanza no matshi (Famous Murmuring Pines at Hamamatsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #30 Hamamatsu meisho zazanza no matshi (Famous Murmuring Pines at Hamamatsu), 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: 343 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 369 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/2 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7210
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape with large body of water. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Choppy waves cut across bottom of composition. Bottom half, area of shore with five twisted pine trees. Six figures on right, just below center. One figure is standing, others seated on ground, one holds umbrella. Land visible in right background, three ships with sails at right. Flock of birds at top center. Blues and greens are vibrant with some gray, red, and yellow.