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#9 Ōiso (Travellers at Oiso Station)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #9 Ōiso (Travellers at Oiso Station), 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: 199 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 213 x 327 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7355
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Five figures walk on road in foreground, center, samurai procession. Road fills bottom quarter of composition. Two large trees along road, just right of center. Field and line of trees in middle ground. Body of water cuts across background, boats dot surface of water. Mountains in far background, right side. Green, blue, and brown are predominant colors, with some gray, red, and yellow.