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#55 Kyō-sanjō ōhashi no zu (Great Bridge at Sanjō in Kyōtō)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #55 Kyō-sanjō ōhashi no zu (Great Bridge at Sanjō in Kyōtō), 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 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 214 x 325 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7370
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Sanjō bridge cuts diagonally through composition from center left to bottom right corner. Seven figures walking on bridge. River dominates bottom right quadrant. Rooftops and hills fill background. Green, blue, and brown are predominant colors with some yellow, black, gray, and red.