Block printing: Hiroshige's 53 stages of the Tokaido [038] Station 27, Fukuroi: An Outdoor Tea Stall (001)

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Title Block printing: Hiroshige's 53 stages of the Tokaido [038] Station 27, Fukuroi: An Outdoor Tea Stall (001)
Collection Name and Number P0479 Lennox and Catherine Tierney Photo Collection
Photo Number Box 63, Tokaido Left Screen, 32
Publisher Digitized by J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah
Date 1973
Subject Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858--Photographs; Block printing--Japan--Photographs; Ukiyoe--Japan--Photographs; Vending stands--Art--Photographs; Kettles--Art--Photographs; Tea--Art--Photographs; Campfires--Art--Photographs; Men--Art--Photographs; Women--Art--Photographs; Travelers--Art--Photographs; Roads--Art--Photographs; Tōkaidō--Art--Photographs; Landscapes--Art--Photographs; Art; Ukiyoe; Vending stands
Keywords Aiban; Nishiki-e; Tokaido; Oban
Description Photograph of block print: "Fukuroi: An Outdoor Tea Stall" (Fukuroi de-chaya no zu), (from series The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, a series documenting the Tokaido road between Edo and Kyoto), circa 1833-34, by Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), nishiki-e, horizontal ôban or aiban, (approximate size, may vary) 24.1 x 35.9 cm (9 15/32 x 14 1/8 in.); Print number 28 in series of 55 prints (woman heating water to prepare tea for traveler); Series starts with point of departure (Edo) and ends with final destination (Kyoto) and includes 53 stations along route
Caption on Slide "Fukuroi: An Outdoor Tea Stall", (from series The Fifty-three Stages of the Tokaido, a series documenting the Tokaido road between Edo and Kyoto), circa 1833-34, by Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858). This is print number 28 in series of 55 prints (woman heating water to prepare tea for traveler).
Additional Information Image scanned from color slide. Hiroshige's specialty was landscapes. Hiroshige's The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1833-1834) was inspired by his journey along the length of the route in 1832. Note: "Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川 広重, 1797 - October 12, 1858) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist, and one of the last great artists in that tradition. He was also referred to as Andō Hiroshige (安藤 広重) (an irregular combination of family name and art name) and by the art name of Ichiyūsai Hiroshige (一幽斎廣重). … Hiroshige's The Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō (1833-1834) and One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (1856-1858) greatly influenced French Impressionists such as Monet."--Wikipedia. Note: "Nishiki-e (lit. "brocade picture") refers to Japanese multi-colored woodblock printing; this technique is used primarily in ukiyo-e. It was invented in the 1760s...Previously, most prints had been in black-and-white, colored by hand, or colored with the addition of one or two color ink blocks. A nishiki-e print is created by carving a separate woodblock for every color, and using them in a stepwise fashion...in order to create a single complete image."--Wikipedia. Note: "Ōban: a print size [approximately] 10 x 15 inches (25 x 38 cm)."--Masterworks of Ukiyo-e…by Muneshige Narazaki, English translation by John Bester, page 21. Note: "Aiban: a print size [approximately] 9 x 13 inches (23 x 33 cm)."--Masterworks of Ukiyo-e…by Muneshige Narazaki, English translation by John Bester, page 21. Note: Original caption provided as: "Fukuroi 1797-1858 Hiroshige Utagawa (Ando) #28 in 53 stages of Tokaido Rd. ser of 1833-34 fields & roadside tea house with kettle heating the water"
Type Image
Creator Tierney, Lennox
Rights Management This material may be protected by copyright. Permission required for use in any form. For further information please contact the Multimedia Archivist, Special Collections, J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah.
ARK ark:/87278/s6sx6x46
Digitization Specifications Original scanned on Nikon Coolscan 5000 and saved as 2700 ppi TIFF. Display image generated in CONTENTdm as JP2000.
Donor Tierney, Lennox; Tierney, Catherine
Setname uum_lctpc
Date Created 2012-06-18
Date Modified 2021-05-06
ID 340203
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6sx6x46
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