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#20 Fuchū Abegawa (Ford on Abe River at Fuchū)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #20 Fuchū Abegawa (Ford on Abe River at Fuchū), 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: 222 x 351 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 13 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 242 x 366 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/2 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7317
Description

Rural landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Abe River fills bottom half of composition. Figures crossing river, some carrying objects, some lead a pack horse, some carry open-sided sedan chair or other people. Mountains rise in background, center to left. Blue and gray are predominant colors with some red, green, and yellow.