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#4 Kanagawa: dai no chaya kaijō miharashi (Kanagawa: View of Ocean from a hill-top teahouse)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #4 Kanagawa: dai no chaya kaijō miharashi (Kanagawa: View of Ocean from a hill-top teahouse), 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 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
  • 1928.7234
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Moonlit rural landscape with large body of water at center. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out of each corner. Body of water dominates bottom half of composition with ships dotting surface of water, some with sails up. Rooftops and structures on shoreline diagonally placed in foreground, bottom right quadrant. Three figures and lanterns visible on porch of structure. Rugged shoreline with trees cuts through background of composition from center right, tapering off ¾ across. Moon visible at top, just left of center. Shades of blue and gray with small areas of red.