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#12 Mishima: Mishima Daimyōjin ichi no torii (The First Entrance Gate to the Mishima Daimyōjin Shrine)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #12 Mishima: Mishima Daimyōjin ichi no torii (The First Entrance Gate to the Mishima Daimyōjin Shrine), 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 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 247 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
  • 1928.7231
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Landscape, busy urban street scene. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Gate, two signs, and large tree in foreground, left side of composition. Buildings cut through middle ground from right center, tapering off in the distance at left center. Figures and animals populate street in front of buildings, and figures are seen in windows. Store fronts appear in lower levels of buildings. Possibly a night scene. Gray, blue, and black are predominant colors, with some red and yellow.