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Ducks in Stream with Pampas Grass
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Ducks in Stream with Pampas Grass, mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 375 x 123 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 14 3/4 x 4 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 375 x 123 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 14 3/4 x 4 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7393
Description
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Long rectangular image of two ducks in water. The duck at the bottom is in profile facing right. It has an open beak. It has brown feathers trimmed in black and a black and white head. The duck above the middle of the image has a black head with white cheeks. It is seen from above and looks down. It has brown, white, and black wings. The water is white with blue lines. There is a haiku at the top left corner. There is a tall thin plant growing from the bottom left corner to the top right corner.
Haiku translates:
A duck calls softly
A breeze starts ripples moving over the water