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#41 Narumi meisan arimatsu shiboriten (Shops of Tie-Dyed Fabric near Narumi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige, artist
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
    Tsuta-ya, publisher
    active: Japan
  • #41 Narumi meisan arimatsu shiboriten (Shops of Tie-Dyed Fabric near Narumi), 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 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 3/8 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7216
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Urban landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Dominating composition at left side, large rack with long patterned fabric pieces hanging, some blowing in the breeze, foreground. Road curves from center of composition to fill the bottom foreground. Small hill and large tree fill left background. Shops line the road, filling the center right side of the composition. Figures walk on road. Blues are vibrant, yellow, green, and gray dominate composition with some blue and red.