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Kasago and Isaki with Three Ginger Shoots
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Kasago and Isaki with Three Ginger Shoots, early 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • untitled series of ten pictures of fish paired with kyōka poems
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 249 x 357 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 255 x 368 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 14 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 1928.0984
Description
Exhibitions

Image of two fish (Kasago and Isaki) with calligraphy in the top left and top right corners (kyōka poems). The fish in the foreground, from bottom center to bottom right is blue on the top with black dots and has a white underbelly. The fish to the left is pink all over, but darker on top with white dots. Both fish have large circular eyes and open mouths, ready for cooking. They are resting on a blue ground approximately two thirds down from the top. Three shoots of shōja rest horizontally across the lower third of the composition.