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#23 Fujieda Meibutsu someita kachiwatari setogawa (Ford on Seto River at Fujieda)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #23 Fujieda Meibutsu someita kachiwatari setogawa (Ford on Seto River at Fujieda), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō Gojūsan tsugi 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 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 258 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
  • 1928.7470
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Seto River curves from bottom of composition off to left an back to center. Figures cross river, some carry goods, others carry other figures. Shoreline in foreground, tree on riverbank just right of center, fills center of composition. Forest along far bank of river, background. Vibrant colors include green, yellow, red, blue, and gray.