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

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

 

 

Name:
Katsushika, Hokusai, 1760-1849 (Artist), Nishimuraya, Yohachi (Publisher), Iseya, Rihei (Publisher)
Title:
Mitsuke, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Mitsuke 見附, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
About halfway between Edo (current-day Tokyo) and Kyoto, Mitsuke was the twenty-eighth station of the Tōkaidō. In this image, Hokusai chose to focus, in the foreground, on a spear-bearing assistant and a pack-horse, relegating the Mitsuke landscape to the background.
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 1/2 in. (22.2 x 16.5 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. Upper center: Mitsuke 見附.
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:
12004928
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-2kj2-pb17