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#28 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funawatashi (Ferry Boats on Tenryu River at Mitsuke)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #28 Mitsuke Tenryūgawa Funawatashi (Ferry Boats on Tenryu River at Mitsuke), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō gojūsantsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tōkaidō Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 165 x 225 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 253 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 9 15/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7475
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Rural landscape with river. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. River runs from right center to bottom left corner, three boats on surface of water, filled with passengers and one crew member each. Fields and forested areas on far bank of river, middle ground. Vibrant colors include blue, green, gray, red, yellow, and brown.