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

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

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist), Maruya Seijirō (Publisher)
Title:
Fuchū, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Fuchū 府中, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
Depicting the twentieth station of the Tōkaidō, this image focuses on a moment of social interaction, illustrating how travel along this popular road enabled and fueled a mix of social hierarchies.
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 5/8 in. (21.5 x 34.6 cm), sheet 9 1/2 x 14 5/8 (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 nijū 東海道二十; gojūsan tsugi 五十三次; Fuchū 府中. Lower right: Mera (censor seal); Watanabe (censor seal). Outside right edge: Maruya Seijirō. Lower left: 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:
12004910
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-m66t-gh67