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

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

 

 

Name:
Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 (Artist), Maruya Seijirō (Publisher)
Title:
Hakone, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō
Other Titles:
Hakone 箱根, from the series Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi 東海道五十三次
Abstract:
The eleventh station of the Tōkaidō, Hakone was difficult to pass through, because of its dangerously steep slopes. In this print, Hiroshige depicts several travelers climbing the mountain with torches at night.
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 5/8 in. (24.4 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 jūichi 東海道十一. Lower right: gojūsan tsugi 五十三次; Hakone 箱根. 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:
12004909
Digital Project:
Art Properties -- Columbia’s Art Collection Online
Persistent URL:
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-0fhy-e750