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Autumn View from Takanawa
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Autumn View from Takanawa, 1853, 8th month, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Edo Meisho (Famous Places in Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7566
Description

Horizontal urban landscape. At the right, foreground, two women sit in an open sided structure with lanterns hanging from the eves. The structure overlooks a busy street along the coast. People walking and in palanquins, others sit on benches in covered areas. Boats wait just off-shore. Two cartouches at upper right, artists inscription and three seals at center left.