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Tigerfish and White Croaker
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Tigerfish and White Croaker, 1840–1842, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 249 x 365 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 256 x 375 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 1/16 x 14 3/4 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7421
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Horizontal rectangular image of two fish. The top fish is larger with a blue back and white underbelly. It has long pointy black fins and a black head. The fish below has a gray body with small lack fins. It is darker on the top. There is a single yuri lily with six petals between the fish. There is calligraphy in the top right quadrant, a poem by Toshikaki Shinshun. The background is blue on the bottom, beige in the middle, and has a thin orange line on the top.