Okabe, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of Tōkaidō

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Okabe, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of Tōkaidō

 

 

Name:
Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 (Artist), Nishimuraya, Yohachi (Publisher), Iseya, Rihei (Publisher)
Title:
Okabe, from the series Fifty-Three Stations of Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Okabe 岡部, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
In this image of Okabe, the twenty-second station of the Tōkaidō, Hokusai chose to focus on two travelers in a moment of respite, chatting on the porch of an inn, with a pack-horse grazing in the foreground.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Figures (representations); Landscapes (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
ca. 1806
Physical Description:
1 print ; sheet 8 3/4 x 6 1/8 in. (22.2 x 15.5 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Tōkaidō 東海道; gojūsan tsugi 五十三次; nijūni 二十二. Upper center: Okabe 岡部 (kyūjitai).
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
This series of images illustrating the fifty-three stations of the Tōkaidō is characteristic of Hokusai's style in the early 1800s, when, unlike several decades later, the artist focused on figures instead of landscape and used the traditional narrative device of cloud patterns.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004927
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ja08-dd62