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#29 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funowatashi (Ferry Boat at Tenryū River near Mitsuke)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #29 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funowatashi (Ferry Boat at Tenryū River near Mitsuke), circa 1844, 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: 196 x 311 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 11/16 x 12 1/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 221 x 327 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 11/16 x 12 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7345
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape with river. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. River runs horizontally thrrough bottom half of composition. Two boats in foreground, each with passengers. Three boats in middle ground on shoreline. Structures in background, as well as trees and mountains. Blue and light brown are predominant colors with some green, yellow, purple, and red.