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#45 Ishiyakushi (Travellers in Snow at Ishiyakushi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #45 Ishiyakushi (Travellers in Snow at Ishiyakushi), early 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 196 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 228 x 345 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 13 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7297

Winter landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Four figures and horse in foreground. Large tree dominates left half of composition, middle ground. Tree tops, roof tops, and hills in right background. Snow falls in sky and covers landscape. Large areas of image are without color, representing snow. Vibrant colors, including gray, green, brown, yellow, red, and orange.