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Chiryû: Early Summer Horse Fair (Chiryû, shuka uma ichi), first (?) 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, first (?) state (without 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

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Source unidentified

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; 22.2 x 34.7 cm (8 3/4 x 13 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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