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#3 Kawasaki: Tsurimigawa Namamugi no sato (Namamugi Village by Tsurumi River near Kawasaki)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #3 Kawasaki: Tsurimigawa Namamugi no sato (Namamugi Village by Tsurumi River near Kawasaki), 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 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
  • 1928.7259
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape. Vertical orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from corners. River flows from center left to center right, opens up to cover bottom of composition. Five boats on water, two with sails. Bridge with figures crosses river in right middle ground. Buildings on both sides of river, as well as trees. Flat area in background gives way to mountains, including Mt. Fuji just left of center. Vibrant colors, predominantly blue, green, yellow, and red with some brown and gray.