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#13 Numazu Meibutsu batsuobashi o seisu (Preparing Dried Bonito at Numazu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #13 Numazu Meibutsu batsuobashi o seisu (Preparing Dried Bonito at Numazu), 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: 200 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 328 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7347
Description

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Structure at right with fence around it. Two figures stand at opening in fence. Trays stacked near structure. Large tree in foreground, just right of center with abstracted foliage (green with white dots). Four figures in courtyard-like area at left foreground. Fence and structure at far left. Field in middle ground. Mountains rise in background. Vibrant colors, gray, green, yellow, and orange are predominant colors with some blue, brown, and red.