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#19 Eijri Shimizu no minato embō (Ejiri Station with distant view of Shimizu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #19 Eijri Shimizu no minato embō (Ejiri Station with distant view of Shimizu), 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: 200 x 318 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 7/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 328 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7375
Description

Rural landscape with snow. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road cuts on diagonal through bottom left quadrant. Figures walk along road. Large tree dominates center of composition, line of trees runs from center to left. Forested area in center background, open field at right. Small structures at left side, middle ground. Low hills at left side, background. Gray, green, and blue are predominant colors with some red and yellow. Large areas without pigment representing snow.