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#16 Kambara: Iwabuchi no oka yori Fujikawa (Kambara: View of Fuji River from Iwafuchi hill)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #16 Kambara: Iwabuchi no oka yori Fujikawa (Kambara: View of Fuji River from Iwafuchi hill), 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: 343 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 247 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 9/16 x 9 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7227
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, figures at center walking up from river. Buildings at far right and left, open structures with thatched roofs and figures seated inside. River and valley at middle ground. River cuts through center of composition. Four boats on water. Figures walking on shore. Trees line far shoreline in background with one small structure, right of center. Hills, dotted with trees, top third of composition. Vibrant colors, green, blue, and yellow with some red and gray.