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Fifty-Three Pairings along the Tōkaidō Road
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Fifty-Three Pairings along the Tōkaidō Road

Description Conservation Exhibitions Provenance Inscription Credit
Description This print depicts the legend of the feather robe- A fairy flying away with a robe of feathers ("hagoromo"). The upper part of the print is the title of the series in large formal characters reserved in a black rectangle; on the left is a decorative panel with the name of the post-station and a short text.
Date Description Narrative
8/15/2018Examinationexamined for exhibition
8/18/2018Treatmentexamined for exhibition; inpainted; loss compensation; surface cleaned
  • Japanese Woodblock Prints: The Art of Collaboration. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2018-2019.
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; [Transcription] Nina no ura hagoromo matsu no urai; [Translation] The Origin of Robe of Feathers in Nino no Ura
Credit Gift of Justine Lewis Keidel, 1991

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ca. 1845-1846 (late Edo)
ink and color on mulberry paper
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