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#43 Kuwana kaiō shichiri no watashiguhci (Landing of the 7-Ri Ocean Ferry at Kuwana)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #43 Kuwana kaiō shichiri no watashiguhci (Landing of the 7-Ri Ocean Ferry at Kuwana), 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: 195 x 317 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 7 5/8 x 12 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 217 x 325 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 1/2 x 12 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7382
Description

Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Water dominates bottom left quadrant. Boat with figures at lower left. Boat in foreground, right side, near shore. Steps and half of a tori gate at far right, boats docked in middle ground, center right. Large stone wall at center with a traditional Japanese building at top of wall. Wall extends off to center right side. Shoreline visible left of center in background, three ships on horizon, background, far left. Blue and gray are predominant colors, with some red, brown, yellow, black, and orange.