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#1 Nihonbashi Akebono no zu (Dawn at Nihon Bridge)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #1 Nihonbashi Akebono no zu (Dawn at Nihon Bridge), circa 1848–1854, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 166 x 228 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 179 x 257 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7462
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large bridge dominates center of composition, many figures walk across bridge, some carrying goods, others carry palanquins. Large buildings visible at right center and left center. Colors include blue, gray, red, yellow, green, and brown.