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#55 Kyōto Sanjō Ōbashi (The Great Sanjō Bridge in Kyōto)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #55 Kyōto Sanjō Ōbashi (The Great Sanjō Bridge in Kyōto), 1855–1858, 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 224 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 8 13/16 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
  • 1928.7226
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Abstracted clouds cut across composition at top, bottom, and center. Sanjō bridge cuts across composition at bottom quarter. Many figures on bridge, all on foot. Kamo River runs diagonally from right center to bottom left corner, fills bottom half of composition. City rooftops on far side of river, background. Hills rise in background beyond city. Blue, gray, pink, and green are predominant colors with some red and yellow.