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#49 Sakanoshita gankutsu no Kannon (Cave shrine of Kannon at Sakanoshita)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #49 Sakanoshita gankutsu no Kannon (Cave shrine of Kannon at Sakanoshita), 1855, 7th month, 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
  • 1928.7251
Label Text
Catalogue raisonné

Rural mountain landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Waterfall runs from center of composition to bottom left corner. Steep cliffs rise on both sides of water. Road, with five figures, runs along right side from lower right to center right. Circular cave entrance at center right, three Buddhist images visible inside. Hills in background, dotted with trees. Green, blue, gray, and peach are predominant colors with some red and yellow.