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Tsushima Kaigan yūbare (Clear Evening on Tsushima Coast)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Tsushima Kaigan yūbare (Clear Evening on Tsushima Coast), 1856, 3rd month, Edo period (1600–1858)
  • Rokujūyoshū meisho zue (Famous Views of the Sixty-odd Provinces)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 338 x 222 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 363 x 250 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 1/4 x 9 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0006

A water landscape on a clear evening on the Tsushima Coast with white sailboats. Low horizon, high sky with a partial rainbow spreads across the upperhalf of the print. Birds-eye view of island. Mountains both in silhouette and with details. The color is predominantly blue, but the very top is black. Can see grain of wood.