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Soshu Enoshima Iwaya no zu (Picture of entrance to a cave at Enoshima Island)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Soshu Enoshima Iwaya no zu (Picture of entrance to a cave at Enoshima Island), mid 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Honcho meisho (Famous Places in Japan)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut, mica
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 211 x 345 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 1/4 x 13 9/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 259 x 375 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 3/16 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7411
Description

Landscape with large body of water. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with rounded corners. Cliff dominates left side of composition, cave enterance in side of cliff, three figures stand at enterance. Large wave rises at bottom. Tree in bottom right corner. Body of water fills bottom half of composition center to right. Sailboats dot surface just right of center. Low mountains in background, right side. Vibrant coors include blue, green, brown, and red. Mica mixed in with blue of cave and wave.