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#43 Kuwana shichiri no watashi buna (Ferry Boats for the Seven Ri Ferry at Kuwana)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #43 Kuwana shichiri no watashi buna (Ferry Boats for the Seven Ri Ferry at Kuwana), 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: 342 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 371 x 249 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
  • 1928.7257
Catalogue raisonné

Landscape with body of water. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large boat, with sail up, dominates composition, left side. Figures on boat. Small boat at lower right corner, two figures working on boat. Multiple boats in background, some with sails up. Shore in background, Japanese style buildings along shore at right, mountains in background, center. Vibrant colors, blue, yellow, gray, and brown are predominant colors, some green and pink.