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#48 Seki sangūdō oiwake (Seki: Junction to the Pilgrims Road to Shrines at Ise)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #48 Seki sangūdō oiwake (Seki: Junction to the Pilgrims Road to Shrines at Ise), 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: 342 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 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
  • 1928.7252
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy landscape with village. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on a diagonal from bottom left to right center. Figures on road. Rooftops and trees line both sides of road. Tori gate flanked by lanterns just below center. Hills and mountains rise in background. Predominantly green and blue (blue is quite vibrant) with some gray, yellow, and red.