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#32 Arai Kaijō ichi ri han Funawatashi no zu (Ferry Crossing on Sea at Arai)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #32 Arai Kaijō ichi ri han Funawatashi no zu (Ferry Crossing on Sea at Arai), early 1840s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Gojūsan tsugi meisho zukai (Collected Pictures of the Famous 53 Stations), popularly known as Gyōsho Tōkaidō
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 194 x 315 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 220 x 331 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 5/8 x 13 1/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7343
Description

Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Large body of water dominates bottom half of composition. Five ships, sails up, carrying goods, dot surface of water from foreground to middle ground, left to right. Mountains run horizontally across center of composition, background. Large areas without pigment. Vibrant blue is predominant color, with brown, green, yellow, gray, and red.