Ōtsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

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Ōtsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist); Maruya Seijirō (Publisher)
Title:
Ōtsu, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Ōtsu 大津, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
The fifty-fourth station of the Tōkaidō, Ōtsu was known to travelers not only as a post town, but also as the scenic area that inspired seven out of the eight famous views of the Ōmi province. Hiroshige depicted Ōtsu at street level, allowing the viewer to witness a street altercation and to peek into a scroll shop with a prominent outdoor sign.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Landscapes (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
ca. 1847-1852
Physical Description:
1 print ; image 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. (21.5 x 34.9 cm), sheet 9 1/2 x 14 5/8 in. (24.1 x 37.1 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Tōkaidō gojūshi 東海道五十四; gojūsan tsugi 五十三次; Ōtsu 大津. Lower left: Mera (censor seal); Watanabe (censor seal); Hiroshige-ga.
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
Occasioned by Hiroshige's first journey along the Tōkaidō in the summer of 1832, this series is one of more than thirty series in which Hiroshige tackled the popular topic of the fifty-three stations of the well-known and well-traveled road that connected Edo and Kyoto.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004914
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-4c1r-0t68