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#54 Ōtsu Miidera Kannondō yori Ōtsu no machi kosui chōbō (View of Ōtsu and Lake from the Kannon Hall at Mii Temple)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #54 Ōtsu Miidera Kannondō yori Ōtsu no machi kosui chōbō (View of Ōtsu and Lake from the Kannon Hall at Mii Temple), 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: 342 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 368 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
  • 1928.7219
Description
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Urban landscape with large body of water. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large body of water cuts through center of composition, boats with sails dot surface of water. Temple roof in bottom left corner. Bottom left quadrant, foreground, trees and people surround temple. Middle ground, right center, city rooftops. Background, mountains rise beyond lake. Green, blue, gray and pink are predominant colors with some red and yellow.