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#24 Kanaya Shimada (Ford on Ōi River between Shimada & Kanaya)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #24 Kanaya Shimada (Ford on Ōi River between Shimada & Kanaya), 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: 165 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 9 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7471
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Birds eye view of rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large group of figures gathered on riverbank, bottom quarter of composition. Ōi River cuts horizontally through center of composition, figures cross river. Mountains rise in background, beyond far bank of river. Colors include blue, gray, red, green, and yellow.