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#24 Shimada Ōigawa Sungan (The Suruga Bank of Oi River at Shimada)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #24 Shimada Ōigawa Sungan (The Suruga Bank of Oi River at Shimada), 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: 194 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 210 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/4 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7376
Description

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Three figures on footbridge (two are samurai), bottom center. Bridge cuts on diagonal through bottom right quadrant. River at bottom of composition. Large wooden planks at center. Banks of river rise at center, right to left side. Trees fill background and Mt. Fuji is in center background. Green, blue, and gray are predominant colors with some red, yellow, and brown.