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#23 Fujieda Setogawa Hokōwatashi (Piggy-Back Ferry on Seto River at Fujieda)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #23 Fujieda Setogawa Hokōwatashi (Piggy-Back Ferry on Seto River at Fujieda), 1843–1847, 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: 214 x 326 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/8 x 12 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7358
Description

Rural landscape with river. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. River cuts horizontally through bottom half of image. Figures wade through river carrying goods or other people. Additional figures at middle ground, left side, on road. Structures grouped at left center, forest at right center. Mountains in background. Blue and green are predominant colors with some red, yellow, and gray.