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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1850
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 24.9 x 36.3 cm (9 13/16 x 14 5/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)
  • Author

    Poem by Komogaki Makuzu 篶垣真葛
  • Description

    This graceful print of a carp swimming is enhanced by the carefully graded printing that resembles an ink wash applied with a brush. A poem by Makuzu appears above. The elegant effect of the printing is enhanced by dark mica printing on the body of the fish, which gives an iridescent tone.
  • Provenance

    To 2000
    Dr. John Fuegi, Copenhagen, to 2000
    From 2000
    Freer Gallery of Art, given by Dr. John Fuegi in 2000
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Exhibition History

    Bountiful Waters: Aquatic Life in Japanese Art (March 8 to September 14, 2014)
  • Previous custodian or owner

    Dr. John Fuegi
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of John Fuegi and Jo Francis
  • Type

  • Restrictions and Rights

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