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

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

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist), Maruya Seijirō (Publisher)
Title:
Ishibe, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Ishibe 石部, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
In this depiction of the fifty-second station of the Tōkaidō, Hiroshige focuses on a close-up view of an inn. The image shows guests in various situations: some are being served a meal, others, in the background, are enjoying a bath, and yet others, at the upper floor balcony, are looking down onto the street.
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 1/2 in. (21.5 x 34.2 cm), sheet 9 5/8 x 14 3/8 in. (24.4 x 36.5 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Tōkaidō gojūni 東海道五十二; gojūsan tsugi 五十三次; Ishibe 石部. Lower left: Mera (censor seal); Watanabe (censor seal); Hiroshige-ga; Maruya Seijirō.
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:
12004913
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-ygm9-x611