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#46 Shōno Hakuchō zuka koseki (Ancient mound of the Hakuchō zuka near Shōno)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #46 Shōno Hakuchō zuka koseki (Ancient mound of the Hakuchō zuka near Shōno), 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 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
  • 1928.7254
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road runs horizontally through bottom ¼ of composition. Six figures, carrying open-sided sedan chairs and decorative objects, walk along road. Three large trees fill center of composition. Background, open field (rice field?) with forested hills on right and left sides. Low hills run across background. Vibrant colors, predominantly green and blue, with some yellow, red, and gray.