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#24 Shimada Ōigawa suruga (Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #24 Shimada Ōigawa suruga (Suruga Bank of the Oi River near Shimada), 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 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
  • 1928.7242
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape with river cutting through center of composition. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from corners. Bottom half, shoreline, Daimyō procession preparing for Ōi River crossing, standard bearers in mid-stream. Small creek runs along bottom with small bridge at lower right side. River cuts horizontally through composition, figures crossing river, some carrying other people or goods. Shoreline at far side, mountains rise in background. Vibrant colors, predominantly gray, blue, and green with some red and yellow.