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Yanagishima
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Yanagishima, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Meisho Edo hyakkei (One-hundred Famous Views of Edo)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7275
Description

Vertical landscape scene, birds eye view. River in foreground, curves from lower left corner to lower right, back to left center. Boats on river at bottom center. Land mass at lower left has village, bridge over river. Land and distant mountains cover top half of composition. Two cartouches at upper right, one at lower right. Colors include green, grey, red, and blue.