Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

#26 Nissaka Sayononakayama mugenzan embō (Nissaka, Distant View of Mt.Mugen from Sayononaka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #26 Nissaka Sayononakayama mugenzan embō (Nissaka, Distant View of Mt.Mugen from Sayononaka), 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 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
  • 1928.7244
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Tree lined road fills bottom right quadrant, cuts on angle from bottom left corner to right side center. Figures walking on road, some carrying objects. Open-sided thatched roof structure in bottom left corner, appears to be restaurant or shop. Large mountain rises from right corner to upper left to dominate upper left quadrant of composition. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, gray, and yellow, with some red and blue.