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Yodogawa (Ferry Boat on Yodo River)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Yodogawa (Ferry Boat on Yodo River), circa 1831, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Kyoto Meishō (Views of Kyoto)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 221 x 351 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 11/16 x 13 13/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 245 x 360 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 9 5/8 x 14 1/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7409
Description

River scene with boat. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with double outline in black. Boat full of seated figures, including monks, businessmen, and nursing mothers, workers stand at front and back. Goods stacked in with passengers. Small boat tied to side wtih two figures selling food items. Fog fills background, moon at top center. Colors include blue, yellow, red, black, brown, and green.