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#27 Fukuroi (Travellers Cooking on Road at Fukuroi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #27 Fukuroi (Travellers Cooking on Road at Fukuroi), 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 224 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 13/16 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
  • 1928.7474
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Road fills bottom quarter of composition, foreground, curves into background at left. Figures on road, two sit on bench, one cooks, one rides a horse, others on foot. Trees fill center of composition. Agricultural field fills middle ground, mountains in background. Vibrant colors include green, red, blue, brown, yellow, orange, and purple.