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Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), second (?) state, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tôkaidô (Tôkaidô gojûsan tsugi no uchi), also known as the First Tôkaidô or Great Tôkaidô

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No. 40 in the series, second (?) state (with background mountain). MFA impressions: Without background mountain: 06.1498, 11.2228, 11.17405, 11.17406, 11.30166, 21.5065, 52.1431, 2009.2411.40 With background mountain: 11.26130, 21.5066


Hiroshige ga 広重画


November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the sale of Mr. Judson D. Metzgar's collection at the American Art Galleries, New York (lot #140); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1833–34 (Tenpô 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 14 (1981), Hiroshige list, p. 245, horizontal ôban #55.40


Horizontal ôban; 24.2 x 35.9 cm (9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper