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#33 Shirasuka shiomisaka fūku (View of Ocean from Shirasuka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #33 Shirasuka shiomisaka fūku (View of Ocean from Shirasuka), 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 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7213
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Body of water (ocean) dominates center of composition. Boats, some with sails, dot surface of water. Road curves from bottom left corner to right side center. Figures walking on road, two seated at roadside. Road is on a hill rising from the shore, trees line road. Bottom left quadrant, shore is visible with a few structures along shoreline. Mountains visible in left background, beyond body of water. Green, blue, and gray are predominant colors with some yellow, red, purple, and large areas of no color.