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Three Ayu Fish
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Three Ayu Fish, 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 342 x 73 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 13 7/16 x 2 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 342 x 74 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 13 7/16 x 2 7/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7425
Description

Monochromatic image of fish. The image is thin and rectangular. There are three fish in the center below the middle. They are facing down and left. There is a red stamp and black text (artist inscription) at lower right. There is black bamboo foliage at the top. There are light gray diagonal lines around the fish.