The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Gyôsho Edition): #40 Chiriu

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The Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (Gyôsho Edition): #40 Chiriu

Utagawa Hiroshige

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1841-1842

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

7 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (19.68 cm x 31.43 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);8 3/4 in x 13 7/16 in (22.23 cm x 34.13 cm);7 3/4 in x 12 3/8 in (19.68 cm x 31.43 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Colton Storm

Subject matter
Group of three travelers walking along a path (the Tokaido Road) underneath trees. Another group of travelers is seated to the left under a tree. To the right is a man reclining under another tree. The road extends in the background into the distance, noticable by the line of trees that follow it. Smaller images of other travelers can be seen in the distance.

Physical Description
Woodcut print. Title in a red rectangle in the upper right hand corner of the print. Colors are primarily greens and blues for the landscape and clothing, while the hats and straw mats are a faded yellow, and the trees are a solid brown.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
color print

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Collection Area

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color woodcuts
travelers (people by activity)
woodcuts (prints)

1 Related Resource

Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)

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