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#31 Maisaka imagire kaijō funawatashi (Ocean Ferry of Imagire at Maisaka)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #31 Maisaka imagire kaijō funawatashi (Ocean Ferry of Imagire at Maisaka), 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 314 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
  • 1928.7352

Large with body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Foreground, bottom right quadrant, three figures stand on shore, crates sit nearby. Two large boats in water at left half of composition, others in background. Trees along shore in middle ground. Mountains rise in background, center to right center. Green and blue are predominant colors with some yellow and gray.