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#15 Yoshiwara Fuji no numa Ukishimagahara (Yoshiwara: the Fuji marsh and Ukishima plain)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #15 Yoshiwara Fuji no numa Ukishimagahara (Yoshiwara: the Fuji marsh and Ukishima plain), 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: 344 x 226 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 370 x 248 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
  • 1928.7228
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Rural landscape with mountain in background and water in foreground. Vertical orientation, rectangular in shape with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Bottom third of composition, foreground, body of water with three small boats, figures fishing from boats. Grasses at shoreline. Six small structures in center of image, middle ground, trees near structures. Low clouds in background. Mountain rises above clouds (Mt. Fuji) to dominate top half of composition, right of center. Flock of birds cut on angle from right of center to top left. Vibrant colors, blue, green, and gray are predominant colors with some red, yellow, and orange.