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#6 Totsuka: yamamichi yori Fuji chōbō (View of Mt. Fuji from Totsuka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #6 Totsuka: yamamichi yori Fuji chōbō (View of Mt. Fuji from Totsuka), 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: 344 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 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
  • 1928.7222
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural mountain landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bottom half of composition shows three figures in foreground working in a rice field surrounded by small hills. Field cuts on a diagonal from bottom left to right below center. Road with figures in middle ground, some figures carrying objects. Small structures visible at far left and right. Large trees line road. Mt. Fuji is visible in right background, clouds and other mountains cover background. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, yellow, orange, and blue, with some gray, purple, black, red, and brown.