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#33 Shirasuka shiomizaka fūkei (View from Ocean Slope at Shirasuka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #33 Shirasuka shiomizaka fūkei (View from Ocean Slope at Shirasuka), 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: 195 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 229 x 325 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7369
Description

Rural landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, road runs along hill, right side. Four figures on road, three walking, one sits smoking a pipe. Large tree at roadside, just right of center. Middle ground, bottom left, open field and shoreline with a few small structures. Large body of water, background, runs from left center to center. Ships dot surface of water. Blue, brown, and gray are predominant colors with some yellow and red.