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#35 Yoshida Toyokawa yoshidabashi (Yoshida Bridge Over Toyokawa River near Yoshida)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #35 Yoshida Toyokawa yoshidabashi (Yoshida Bridge Over Toyokawa River near Yoshida), 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 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 216 x 327 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7332
Description

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bridge runs horizontally across bottom quarter of composition, four figures on bridge, including samurai. River at center of image, three boats, two with sails, on surface of water. Village in middle ground, center left. Castle complex in middle ground, center to center right, traditional Japanese architecture. Forested area along river bank. Mountains rise in center, background. Blue and gray are predominant colors with some green, yellow, and red.