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Futami ga ura: Akebono no zu (Sunrise at Husband and Wife Rocks)
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    1786–1864
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Futami ga ura: Akebono no zu (Sunrise at Husband and Wife Rocks), circa 1830s, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Untitled series of 10 landscapes
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 254 x 364 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 10 x 14 5/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 254 x 364 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 14 5/16 in
    Mat Dimensions: 14 x 19 in
  • William Bridges Thayer Memorial
  • Not on display
  • 1928.7755
Description

The husband and wife rocks at Futami ga ura, joined by a heavy rope. Travelers with palanquins and lanters enjoy the breaking of dawn by the ocean. The rays are contrasted with the darkness of night. Distant mountains.