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#15 Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara Station)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #15 Yoshiwara (Yoshiwara Station), 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: 199 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 217 x 328 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
  • 1928.7336
Description
Literature

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Sake shop in foreground, right side. In front of shop, figure seated, two figures standing. Middle ground of composition, large open field with a few large trees. Figure walking at right center. Mt. Fuji rises in background. Green and gray are predominant colors with some yellow, red, blue, and pink.