Crossing the Forty-eight Rapids on the Akiba Road at Kakegawa, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations

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Crossing the Forty-eight Rapids on the Akiba Road at Kakegawa, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist), Tsutaya Kichizō (Publisher)
Title:
Crossing the Forty-eight Rapids on the Akiba Road at Kakegawa, from the series Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations
Other Titles:
Kakegawa, Akiba michi, shijūhachi segoe 掛川 秋葉堂 四十八瀬ごえ, from the series Gojūsan tsugi meisho zue 五十三次名所圖會
Abstract:
The twenty-seventh of the "Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations," this image shows travelers crossing the shallow waters of the Kakegawa. Hiroshige feature the meandering banks of the river, leading to a distant view of the Akiba mountain that crowns the composition.
Format:
prints
Genre:
Landscapes (representations)
Place of Origin:
Edo (Tokyo), Japan
Date:
1855
Physical Description:
1 print ; image 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in. (34.2 x 22.5 cm), sheet 14 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. (37.4 x 25 cm)
Note (Period):
Edo period
Note (Medium/support):
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Note (Inscriptions/signatures):
Upper right: Gojūsan tsugi meisho zue nijūshichi 五十三次名所圖會 廿七; Kakegawa 掛川; Akiba michi 秋葉堂; shijūhachi segoe 四十八瀬ごえ. Lower left: Hiroshige-hitsu; aratame (censor seal); hare VII (censor seal); Tsutaya Kichizō.
Note (Ownership):
The Stebbins Memorial Collection
Note:
Famous Views of the Fifty-three Stations" is also known as the "Vertical Tōkaidō" due to the format and orientation of the prints. 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 Tōkaidō.
Library Location:
Art Properties, Columbia University
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Catalog Record:
12004917
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-1dg0-dn05