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Mitsuke, Tenryūgawa no funawatashi (No. 29 - Mitsuke: Ferryboats on the Tenryū River)
  • Japan
    Utagawa Hiroshige, artist
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
    Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Mitsuke, Tenryūgawa no funawatashi (No. 29 - Mitsuke: Ferryboats on the Tenryū River), date unknown
  • Tōkaidō - Gojūsan tsugi (Fifty-three Stations of the Tōkaidō). Also known as the Reisho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7294
Description

Landscape with boats. The horizon line is about halfway down from the top. In the foreground is a gray strip of land. There is a strip of blue water above it with three orange boats in the center. There is another strip of gray land followed by another strip of blue water with five boats. There is a cluster of pine trees in the upper left. There are dark gray mountains in the background. The sky is clear except for a strip of blue along the very top.