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#26 Nissaka Sayo no Nakayama naku ishi muken yama embō (Nissaka: The Crying Rock on Mt. Sayononakayama and a Distant View of Mt. Mugen)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #26 Nissaka Sayo no Nakayama naku ishi muken yama embō (Nissaka: The Crying Rock on Mt. Sayononakayama and a Distant View of Mt. Mugen), 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 314 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 220 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7322
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Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road runs vertically through bottom quarter of composition, foreground. Five figures walking on road, one figure sits in open-sided sedan chair. Large boulder on road (crying rock at Nissaka), bottom left. Two large trees line road, just left of center. Body of water in middle ground. Mountains rise in background, right side. Green and blue are predominant colors with some yellow, brown, gray, red, and orange.