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Shimosuwa, from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaidō

Shimosuwa, from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaidō

1835–38
Location: not on view

Description

The foreground of this print shows travelers enjoying an evening meal at an inn, with the proprietor looking pleased at the gusto of her guests. In the background, another traveler is gratefully relaxing in a large wooden tub filled with hot natural spring water, having discarded his robe next to the bath. Shimosuwa is the only stop along the Kisokaidō—a road running from Nibonbashi in Edo (now Tokyo) to Sanjō Ōhashi in Kyoto—with a natural hot spring. The print series was a collaboration between Hiroshige and Keisai Eisen (1791–1848).
  • (R. E. Lewis, Inc., California, sold to Kelvin and Eleanor Smith)
    ?-1985
    The Kelvin Smith Collection, Cleveland, OH, given by Mrs. Kelvin [Eleanor Armstrong] Smith [1899-1998] to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1985-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • A Private World: Japanese and Chinese Art from the Kelvin Smith Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 14-November 13, 1988).
    Japanese Gallery 235 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (January 2-July 9, 2018).
    Later Japanese Art Gallery Rotation (Gallery 113). The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (February 20-May 6, 2003).
  • {{cite web|title=Shimosuwa, from the series Sixty-Nine Stations of the Kisokaidō|url=false|author=Utagawa Hiroshige|year=1835–38|access-date=04 March 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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