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Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Goyû: Women Soliciting Travelers

Accession Number
1960/2.141

Title
Hôeidô Tôkaidô Series: Goyû: Women Soliciting Travelers

Artist(s)
Andō Hiroshige

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1833-1834

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper, ôban yoko-e size

Dimensions
9 11/16 in x 14 3/4 in (24.61 cm x 37.47 cm);18 1/8 in x 22 3/16 in (46.04 cm x 56.36 cm)

Credit Line
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund

Label copy
Plate 36 from the Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi (Fifty-three Stations of the Eastern Highway) of the Hoeido Tokaido (The Eastern Highway, published by the Hoeido Studio) Series
In the main street of Goyu village at nightfall, female touts aggressively solicit travelers by dragging them into the tea-house on the right, where one is already resting. The large circle on the wall bears the sign of the publisher of the series, Take-no-Uchi, which was omitted in later issues. On the sign-boards inside are given the names of the engraver, Firobei; the printer, Heibei; and the artist, Ichiryusai.

Subject matter
Street scene with figures.

Physical Description
In the main street of Goyu village at nightfall, female touts aggressively solicit travelers by dragging them into the tea-house on the right, where one is already resting. The large circle on the wall bears the sign of the publisher of the series, Take-no-Uchi, which was omitted in later issues. On the sign-boards inside are given the names of the engraver, Firobei; the printer, Heibei; and the artist, Ichiryusai.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
kimonos
men (male humans)
streets
teahouses
travelers (people by activity)
women (female humans)

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