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#31 Maisaka Imagire kaijō funawatashi (Ferry Boats off Imagire near Maisaka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #31 Maisaka Imagire kaijō funawatashi (Ferry Boats off Imagire near Maisaka), 1855–1857, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Tate-e Tōkaidō (Vertical Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 345 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 9/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 248 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 5/8 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7211
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Landscape dominated by large body of water. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from corners. Body of water dominates foreground, bottom half of composition. Large and small boats dot water, some with sails up. Line of vertical wood pillars cuts on diagonal through bottom right corner of composition. Small area of land at right center. Cliffs rise from water at center, land mass continues off to right. Mountains visible in background. Vibrant colors, predominantly yellow, green, blue, and gray with some orange, red, and brown.