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#36 Goyu (Women Inviting Travellers to Inns at Goyu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #36 Goyu (Women Inviting Travellers to Inns at Goyu), 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: 198 x 314 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 3/4 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 217 x 331 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 13 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7381
Description

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Wooden structure fills top left quadrant. Two women sit in front, man partially visible inside. Six figures lined up from bottom center to right center on diagonal, three women and three men. Thatched rooftop and tree in bottom right corner. Vibrant colors, predominantly orange and gray with some blue, yellow, green, and red.