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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Katsushika Hokusai; Iseya Rihei, published by
Culture:Japanese (1760–1849); (1790s-ca. 1879)
Title:Fuchū, no.20, (Fuchū nijū) from the series "Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road (Tōkaidō gojūsan tsugi)"
Date Made:ca. 1802 (Kyōwa 2)
Materials:woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan; Edo
Measurements:overall: 4 1/2 in x 6 11/16 in; 11.4 cm x 17.0 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2005.370.2
Credit Line:Gift of William Green

Two courtesans, a waiter carrying a tray of dishes, and travelers at an inn. Unsigned.

Label Text:
The title of this print and its series can be found in the circular cartouche at upper-right, immediately ot the lower-right of which can be seen another smaller cartouche, in which the serial number is indicated.

The Boston MFA holds another impression of this print (acc. no. 11.20302). For more information, see: Lane, Richard. Hokusai, Life and Work. 1st American ed. New York: Dutton, 1989, no. 64. For other designs from this series held by the Mead Art Museum, see: AC 2005.370.1–.5.

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