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#27 Kakegawa: Akibadō yonjū-hasse goe (Kakegawa: Crossing of the 48 Shallows on Akiba Road)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #27 Kakegawa: Akibadō yonjū-hasse goe (Kakegawa: Crossing of the 48 Shallows on Akiba Road), 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 225 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
  • 1928.7245
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Water runs through bottom of image, and left center to center. Figures crossing water at foreground and left center. Grassy area cuts vertically through center of composition, thatched roof open structures on far side of grassy area. Trees at right center and right background. Cliffs rise from water at left side, topped with green area. Mountain dominates background, center. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, blue, and gray with some yellow and peach.