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#29 Hamamatsu (Bonfires along Road at Hamamatsu)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #29 Hamamatsu (Bonfires along Road at Hamamatsu), 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: 164 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 254 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7476
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape at night. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Five figures gathered around fire in foreground, bottom right quadrant. Smoke rises to top center in abstracted plume. Single figure in bottom left foreground. Road fills bottom of composition. Middle ground filled with trees. Water in background. Dark gray, green, and blue are predominant colors with some yellow, red, and brown.