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#19 Ejiri Tago no ura Miho no Matsubara (The Tago Bay and pine trees of Miho near Ejiri)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #19 Ejiri Tago no ura Miho no Matsubara (The Tago Bay and pine trees of Miho near Ejiri), 1855, 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: 347 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 5/8 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
  • 1928.7237
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Body of water (ocean near Tago bay) cuts through center of image, from lower right to center left back to center right. Ships dot surface of water, some with sails up. Shoreline in foreground, two triangular tents at left side, two small boats on shore at right side. Small area of forested land at right center. Background, top half of image, forest at left side, mountains with abstracted clouds at right, Mt. Fuji rises at left. Possibly sunset scene. Vibrant colors, predominantly blue, green, and dark gray, with some red, orange, and yellow.