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#51 Minakuchi Namatsudairo Matsuyama no fumoto (Minakuchi-Namatsu Plain & Foothills of Matsuyama)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #51 Minakuchi Namatsudairo Matsuyama no fumoto (Minakuchi-Namatsu Plain & Foothills of Matsuyama), 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 249 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
  • 1928.7249
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on a diagonal from bottom left corner to lower right, five figures walking on road. Stream runs along road from center to lower left. Two thatched-roof structures at right center. Trees run through center of composition. Hills rise in background. Vibrant colors, green, pink, and yellow are predominant colors with some red and gray.