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#42 Kuwana shichi ri no watari guchi (Landing fo the 7-ri Ferry at Kuwana)
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • #42 Kuwana shichi ri no watari guchi (Landing fo the 7-ri Ferry at Kuwana), circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Tōkaidō Gojūsan tsugi no uchi (The 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road), popularly known as the Kichizo Tokaido
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 165 x 222 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 180 x 257 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 7 1/16 x 10 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7487
Description
Catalogue raisonné

Landscape with body of water covering bottom left quadrant. Horizontal orientation, rectangular image with small quarter circles cut out from each corner. Two ships with sails dominate composition just left of center, three other ships visible in left background. Fortress-like structure with traditional Japanese roof in right middle ground. Half of red gate visible in right foreground on shoreline, as well as three figures. Mountains visible in background center. Vibrant colors, gray and blue dominate with some yellow, red, and green.