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#20 Fuchū Abekawa embō (Distant View of Abe River at Fuchū)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #20 Fuchū Abekawa embō (Distant View of Abe River at Fuchū), 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 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 13/16 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7356
Catalogue raisonné

Busy rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Structure in foreground, left side, two figures inside, one seated outside, eating Abekawa mochi (ricecake). Part of small structure visible at right side foreground. Road winds from right center to fill foreground, six figures on road. Trees line road. River visible in background, center to right center. Gray, brown, and green are predominant colors with some red, yellow, and blue.