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Soto Sakurada Benkeibori Sakura no i (The Cherry Tree Well at Benkei Moat Outside Sakurada Gate)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Soto Sakurada Benkeibori Sakura no i (The Cherry Tree Well at Benkei Moat Outside Sakurada Gate), 1846–1847 (Edo period 1600–1858)
  • Tōto Meisho (Famous Places of the Eastern Capital)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 224 x 347 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 13/16 x 13 5/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 255 x 370 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 14 9/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7362
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Urban landscape. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Moat (of Edo castle) curves through bottom left quadrant, ducks float on water. Well at bottom right quadrant, foreground. Figures on street at edge of moat, structures in middle ground, center from right to left. Snow covers surfaces. Colors include blue, brown, gray, green, red, and yellow.