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#32 Arai: watashi bune no zu (Ferry Boats near Arai)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #32 Arai: watashi bune no zu (Ferry Boats near Arai), 1833–1834, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as Hōeidō Tōkaidō (Great Tokaido)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 227 x 357 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 7/8 x 14 1/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 245 x 368 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 1/2 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7318
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Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Water fills bottom half of composition, boats dot surface of water. Foreground, bottom left quadrant, figures in boat. Boat at center has decorative elements. Village and mountains in background, right side. Vibrant colors include blue, yellow, red, brown, and shades of gray.