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#25 Kanaya Ōigawa Engan (The Far Side of the Ōi River)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #25 Kanaya Ōigawa Engan (The Far Side of the Ōi River), circa 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 194 x 314 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 215 x 325 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 7/16 x 12 3/4 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2407
Description

Busy rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. River dominates bottom half of composition. Figures, including porters and sumō wrestlers, fill river wading through water from bottom right to center left to center. Groups carrying platforms with objects and people. Mountains rise in background. Vibrant colors, blue, gray, and green are predominant colors with some yellow, light brown, and red.