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#40 The Summer Horse Market at Chiryū
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #40 The Summer Horse Market at Chiryū, 1833–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1931.0014
Description

Landscape with horses. There are white, light grey, and dark gray horses tethered to poles in the foreground. They are arranged in two groups, from lower left to bottom right. There are two figures at bottom right with the horses. There are more people in a line at center behind a tree. They are on green and blue grass. The horizon line is about halfway down from the top of the page. The sky is pink at the top and blue at the horizon line.