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Kusatsu, No. 53 from the series The Tôkaidô Road--The Fifty-three Stations (The Reisho Tôkaidô)

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Utagawa Hiroshige, Kusatsu, No. 53 from the series The Tôkaidô Road--The Fifty-three Stations (The Reisho Tôkaidô), 1851, color woodblock print on paper; yoko ōban nishiki-e, The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection, public domain, 32.492

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Title

Kusatsu, No. 53 from the series The Tôkaidô Road--The Fifty-three Stations (The Reisho Tôkaidô)

Related Titles

alternate series title: The Reisho Tôkaidô

catalog entry: Kusatsu, No. 53 from the series Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi (The Tôkaidô Road--The Fifty-three Stations [The Reisho Tôkaidô])

original language: 東海道 五十三 五十三次 草津

series (translated): Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô

series (transliterated): Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi

title (transliterated): Kusatsu

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858)

Date

1851

Medium

color woodblock print on paper; yoko ōban nishiki-e

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 8 1/2 in x 13 9/16 in; sheet: 9 in x 14 in

Inscriptions & Markings

inscription: Yabase no watashiguchi 矢ばせの渡口 (Yabase crossing), printed in black ink within orange rectangular cartouche, center left within block Language: Japanese

inscription: Biwako fûkei 琵琶湖 風景 (View of Lake Biwa), printed in black ink within orange rectangular cartouche, uppper left within block Language: Japanese

censor's mark: Watanabe 渡邊 (Watanabe), printed in black ink within circular cartouche, upper left within block Language: Japanese Description: nanushi seal of the censor Watanabe

censor's mark: Mera 米良 (Mera), printed in black ink within circular cartouche, upper left Language: Japanese Description: nanushi seal of the censor Mera

signature: Hiroshige ga 廣重画 (picture by Hiroshige), printed in black ink, upper left Language: Japanese

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection

Accession Number

32.492

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Japanese woodblock prints

nishiki-e

oban

relief printing

relief prints

The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection

Description

Publisher: Maruya Seijirô

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