Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

#33 Shirasuka Shiomizaka zu (Ocean View Slope near Shirasuka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #33 Shirasuka Shiomizaka zu (Ocean View Slope near Shirasuka), 1833–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 229 x 353 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 250 x 364 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 13/16 x 14 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7300
Description

Rural landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, hill rises at far right and left sides, topped by trees. Middle ground, procession visible at bottom center and off to center right with hills beyond. Shoreline and water fill center, lower half, ships and boats dot surface of water. Colors include blue, green, yellow, red, and shades of gray.