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Johnson Collection of Japanese Prints

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Ando Hiroshige (aka Hiroshige), Japanese, (1797–1858)
Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido: Station 14, Hara, c. 1833-1834
Ink on Paper
9 1/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. (230.19 mm x 349.25 mm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. James W. Johnson
Accession Number: 46.1.12


Marks
On mat in pencil: Jo XVI set 14, n. 421, Hiroshige, Hara, Station 14, Mt. Fuji in the Morning, 46.1.12.

Medium
Nishiki-e, horizontal oban; colored ink on paper.

Object Description
Located 3 1/2 miles from Numazu, Hara is the ideal location for viewing Mount Fuji. The magnificent mountain is seen here with clarity and stability. Hiroshige depicts the snow-covered Fuji rising right through the frame of the picture to emphasize its height. Below Fuji's foothills, an expanse of marshy, reed-filled land, a feeding-ground for cranes, extends right to the edge of the Tokaido Road.

In the foreground on the road are two women with their servant, who carries their belongings in two boxes on a pole across his shoulder.

Ref. "Hokusai and Hiroshige," p.176.

Publisher
Hoeido (Takenouchi Magohachi) seal.

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