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#39 Chiryū shuka umaichi (Summer Horse Market at Chiryū)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #39 Chiryū shuka umaichi (Summer Horse Market at Chiryū), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 164 x 223 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 252 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
  • 1928.7484
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large willow trees in middle ground left side, background right side. Horses and people scattered throughout rolling grassy field. Path curves through bottom center of composition to fill bottom of image. Small structures in left middle ground. Single structure partially visible in right background. Vibrant colors predominantly green, blue, red, yellow, and gray.