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#7 Fujisawa: manki matsubara yori Fuji (Fujisawa: Mt. Fuji from Matsubara in Nanki Forest)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #7 Fujisawa: manki matsubara yori Fuji (Fujisawa: Mt. Fuji from Matsubara in Nanki Forest), 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 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 249 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
  • 1928.7223
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road in foreground with figures and animal walking. Road fills bottom quarter of composition and cuts toward center from right side. Large trees line road and fill middle ground. Four small structures visible in middle ground along road, just below center of composition. Mountains in background, including Mt. Fuji at left side. Sky, with some low clouds fills top third of composition. Vibrant colors, predominantly blue, green, and gray with some yellow and red.