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#40 Chiryū yatsuhashimura Kakitsubata Koseki (The ancient site of the field at the Yatsuhashi Village near Chiryū)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #40 Chiryū yatsuhashimura Kakitsubata Koseki (The ancient site of the field at the Yatsuhashi Village near Chiryū), 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
  • 1928.7248
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on a diagonal through center of composition, five people on road at center of composition. Tree fills bottom left quadrant, water and grasses fill bottom half. Tree at right side, top half, small pagoda visible behind tree. Background, left side, fields, small structures, and mountains. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, gray, and brown, with some red, yellow, and blue.