Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

#11 Hakone Kosui no zu (View of Lake at Hakone)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #11 Hakone Kosui no zu (View of Lake at Hakone), 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: 229 x 354 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 366 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7338
Description
Label Text
Literature
Exhibitions

Rural mountain landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large, colorful rock formation fills center of composition. Mountains fill right side of image, trees scattered throughout. Daimyō procession is seen in mountain pass, abstracted by distance. Line of mountains runs horizontally from center to left center, small village visible just left of center, snow capped Mt. Fuji at far left. Lake fills bottom left quadrant. Vibrant colors, including green, blue, yellow, and dark red, as well as gray and black.