Current Location:
L. William Seidman Center -> 3rd Floor (WSC)
Location Notes:
WSC; 3rd fl., between Offices 3016 and 3014

53 Stations of the Tokaido: Chiryu

Artwork
Identifier:
2011.96.40
Credit:
GVSU Collection
Medium:
Offset Lithography
Date:
1831 – 1834
Dimensions:
Artworks;Frames - Height: 8.875 in;16 in Width: 13.125 in;20 in
Description:
Horses in grass grazing. Figures gathered near tree in distance.
Historical Context:
Hiroshige is renowned for the use of unusual vantage points, seasonal allusions, and striking colors throughout his artwork. This is seen in his print series, the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido. At this time, tourism was a thriving industry and interest in travel was widespread. Hiroshige drew inspiration from this excitment in his creation of the Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido.