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#44 Yokkaichi Nako no ura Miegawa (Mie River and Nako Bay at Yokkaichi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #44 Yokkaichi Nako no ura Miegawa (Mie River and Nako Bay at Yokkaichi), 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 224 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 8 13/16 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
  • 1928.7256
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Village scene in foreground. Small river runs from bottom left corner to near right center. Footbridge, with figures crossing, transporting official letters, in foreground. Thatched roof structures on both sides of river. Background, line of trees, structures, and sailboats gives way to large body of water. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, yellow, and gray with some red and blue.