Hiroshige, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1797-1858
Colour print from woodblocks. Oban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Artist's seal: Ichiryûsai. Publisher's seal: kinjûdo (Iseya Rihei)
given; 1913; Riches, Thomas Henry
No. 29 from the series Kisoji rokujûkyu tsugi no uchi (Stations of the Kisokaidô) first published by Iseya Rihei and Takenouchi Mayohachi in the late 1830s. Wada was the highest station on the road, more than 5000 feet above sea level. It is likely that Hiroshige relied to a considerable extent on guidebooks and his imagination when composing the views of the Kisokaidô as there is no evidence that he made the trip along the road himself in the 1830s.
Object Number: P.3549-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182489; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-05-17)