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#29 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funewatashi (Ferry crossing the Tenryū River at Mitsuke)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #29 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funewatashi (Ferry crossing the Tenryū River at Mitsuke), 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
  • 1928.7247
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from corners. Foreground, bottom quarter, six figures, open-sided thatched-roof structure (teahouse), and trees. Middle ground, figures at rivers edge and in boats on river. River cuts through composition horizontally. Five small boats on water. Background, top quarter of composition, mountains rise from green area. Vibrant colors, predominantly green, yellow, gray, and blue, with some red.