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#52 Ishibei (Grooms & Pack Horses at Ichibei)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #52 Ishibei (Grooms & Pack Horses at Ichibei), 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 314 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 324 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7368
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Four figures and three horses stand in foreground. Low stone walls on far right and left sides, topped with grass and low fencing. Signs and trees in center, middle ground. Open fields, small structures, trees, and mountains in background. Vibrant colors, including blue, green, gray, brown, yellow, red, and black.