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Descending Geese at Hirakata
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Descending Geese at Hirakata, mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kanazawa Hakkei (Eight Views of Kanazawa)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 224 x 352 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 13 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 244 x 373 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 5/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4004

Rural landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small triangles cut out from each corner. Group of figures collecting shellfish (?) at bottom center on sandbar. Water dominates bottom half of composition. Strip of land runs through center from left, cliff rises at right, land and cliff dotted with trees. Sailboats in background. Birds in sky, top center. Colors include blue, green, brown, red, yellow, purple, gray, and black.