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Tokaido gojusan tsui
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Tokaido gojusan tsui

Description Provenance Inscription Credit
Description In Japan, an island country with many rivers, having to cross bodies of water made traveling difficult and sometimes hazardous during the Edo period. In this image, a fashionable woman is transported across the Oigawa River. Her impressive hat is strapped to the straw mat shade to protect it from bending. As a contrast to her relative comfort, the grimacing faces of her porters reveal their struggle. Their nakedness also seems to accentuate the social division.
Provenance C. Robert Snell, Oriental Arts & Antiques, Timonium, Maryland; purchased by Justine Lewis Keidel, Owings Mills, Maryland, after 1971; given to Walters Art Museum, 1991.
Inscriptions [Signature] Hiroshige ga
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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1845-46 (late Edo)
mulberry paper, pigments
Accession Number
14 1/2 x 9 13/16 in. (36.9 x 24.9 cm)
  • Japan (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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