Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

Welcome to the Spencer Collection

Carp in Water Weeds
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Carp in Water Weeds, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 337 x 70 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 1/4 x 2 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 342 x 72 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/16 x 2 13/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7423
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Long thin rectangular image of a carp in water. The fish is black. It is in the bottom two-thirds of the image. Its tail is pointing toward the bottom right corner. The body is touching the side at lower left. The head is facing center right. There is blue along the bottom and above the fish. There are green plants around the fish and black text at lower right.