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Moonlit Scene of Travellers on Bridge
  • Utagawa Hiroshige
    1797–1858
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; active: Japan
  • Moonlit Scene of Travellers on Bridge, 1797–1858, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut reproduction
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 733 x 251 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 28 7/8 x 9 7/8 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7494
Multimedia
Description

Vertical landscape at night. Tall, narrow canyon with stream at bottom. Bridge stretches across top of of canyon, one person on horseback and one on foot cross bridge. Buildings and mountains visible at center in distance. Moon hangs above mountains and below bridge. Vegetation hangs off of cliff tops in upper third of composition. Colors include blue, green, gray, brown, and yellow. Two seals at bottom right corner, artist inscription, title, and red seal at upper right corner.