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#42 Miya Atsutahama no Torii (The Shrine Gate at Atsuta Bay near Miya)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #42 Miya Atsutahama no Torii (The Shrine Gate at Atsuta Bay near Miya), 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: 195 x 316 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7320
Description

Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Tori gate dominates left half, foreground. Three figures stand on shore, bottom quarter of composition. Middle ground, building at far left, trees and field at far right, three ships, two with sails up, at center. Water throughout background, ships on horizon at left. Blue, brown, and gray are predominant colors with some green, yellow, and red.