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Evening Rain on the Tadasu River
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Evening Rain on the Tadasu River, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kyoto Meishō (Views of Kyoto)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 220 x 355 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 5/8 x 14 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 246 x 364 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.4006

Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with two black outlines. River runs across bottom of composition. Bridge in foreground, bottom center, two figures on bridge. Group of structures, middleground center to right, teashops fille with patrons. Trees interspersed with buildings and in background. Diagonal streaks cover composition, indicating rain. Colors include green, blue, red, yellow, gray, and black.