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#22 Okabe Utsu no yama tsuta no hosomichi (Okabe, the narrow ivy road by Mt. Utsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #22 Okabe Utsu no yama tsuta no hosomichi (Okabe, the narrow ivy road by Mt. Utsu), 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: 343 x 227 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 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
  • 1928.7240
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Rural mountain landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road curves through center of image from bottom center to center. Five figures walking on road. Small open thatched roof structure just below center, along left side of road. Cliffs rise on each side of road, covered with vegetation, and dotted with trees. Top half of composition, clouds in middle ground. Mountain, dotted with trees, rises above clouds. Gray is predominant color, with some blue, yellow, green, and red.