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Famous Views of Snow, Moon and Flowers: Trout Fishing by Moonlight on the Tamagawa River

Accession Number
1948/1.137

Title
Famous Views of Snow, Moon and Flowers: Trout Fishing by Moonlight on the Tamagawa River

Artist(s)
Andô Hiroshige

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1846

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
8 7/16 in x 13 9/16 in (21.43 cm x 34.45 cm);14 1/4 in x 19 1/4 in (36.2 cm x 48.89 cm);10 1/8 in x 15 15/16 in (25.72 cm x 40.48 cm)

Credit Line
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker

Subject matter
Seascape with people fishing.

Physical Description
The dark color pallette and the moon indicate that the image is set at night. There are people standing in the water, bending over in search of fish. Others stand on the bank, helping with the fishing process. Also shown are the silhouettes of a bridge over the water and the mountains in the distance.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
fishing
moons
night
woodcuts (prints)

3 Related Resources

Celestial bodies
(Part of: Natural World)
Japan Pax Tokugawa 1600-1868
(Part of: Empires and Colonialism)
Sharing the Planet  
(Part of: I.B. Units of Inquiry)

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