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Matsuchiyama no zu (View of Matsuchiyama)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Matsuchiyama no zu (View of Matsuchiyama), 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Places in the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 221 x 342 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 11/16 x 13 7/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 235 x 369 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 1/4 x 14 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7284
Description

Village landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small areas cut out from each corner. River cuts through composition horizontally, foreground. Four boats with covered areas and one boat with three figures on surface of water. Village from center to right of center, middle ground. Curved bridge at center left. Small hill with structure and trees rises in background, top left quadrant. Vibrant colors include green, blue, brown, gray, and red.