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#40 Narumi Arimatsu sato Meibutsu shibori ten (Shops Selling Dyed Fabric near Narumi)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #40 Narumi Arimatsu sato Meibutsu shibori ten (Shops Selling Dyed Fabric near Narumi), 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 222 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 179 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 7/16 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7485
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Busy urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Street cuts on a diagonal from bottom left corner to right center to top left corner. Many figures in street, some transporting goods. Left side of composition dominated by a grassy hill with a few trees. Shops cut on a diagonal from top left to cover top right quadrant. Clothing and merchants visible in storefronts. Tree tops and roofs cut on diagonal through bottom right corner. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, gray, and yellow, with some blue, red, and brown.