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#2 Shinagawa Yatsuyama (Yatsuyama Hill & Takanawa Bay at Shinagawa)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #2 Shinagawa Yatsuyama (Yatsuyama Hill & Takanawa Bay at Shinagawa), circa 1850, 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: 168 x 228 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 5/8 x 9 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 251 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 9 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7463
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Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, pine trees on slope of Yatsuyama mountain, bottom left corner. Shore fills bottom quarter of composition, daimyo's procession on shore, small open-sided structure at bottom right corner (teashop). Body of water (Takanawa Bay) cuts horizontally through center of composition, ships dot surface of water. Sun sets on the horizon. Vibrant colors including blue, red, green, gray, and yellow.