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#37 Akasaka (Travellers by Moonlight at Akasaka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #37 Akasaka (Travellers by Moonlight at Akasaka), 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 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 330 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 13 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7374
Description
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Rural landscape at night. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road runs horizontally through bottom quarter of composition. Three trees line road at center. Figures walk along road (five figures). Horse at center. Mountains rise in background. Vibrant colors, predominantly blue, green, and black with some yellow and red.