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Mandarin Ducks Swimming in Stream
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Mandarin Ducks Swimming in Stream, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 383 x 170 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 15 1/16 x 6 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 383 x 176 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 1/16 x 6 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7397
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Long rectangular image of mandarin ducks in water. The ducks are in the bottom half of the image. The duck closest to the viewer has a black crested feather on its head and a red face. It has a yellow open beak. The front half of the bird is black and the rear is red and black. The duck behind it has a brown and black body and black around the eye. Its head is lifted in the air. There is foliage in the top right corner to the right of calligraphy. There are blue lines in the bottom to indicate water. Haiku poem at upper left.