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#48 Seki hatagoya mise no zu (Street Front of Inn at Seki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #48 Seki hatagoya mise no zu (Street Front of Inn at Seki), circa 1844, 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: 194 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 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
  • 1928.7348
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Building, open to street, dominates top half of composition. Seven figures are visible throughout composition, one seated washing feet, others stand. Brown and gray are the predominant colors with some blue, green, yellow, black, and red.