Fish Market at Nihonbashi

Detail of a pattern
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At A Glance

  • Period

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  • Material

    Color on silk
  • Dimension

    H x W (image): 107.2 × 35.1 cm (42 3/16 × 13 13/16 in)
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Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Gekko 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
  • Description

    Painting is one of a set of eight scenes of daily life in Tokyo by Ogata Gekko. This composition focuses on the bridge, Nihonbashi, in the foreground. At dawn, two men carry loads of fish over the bridge as a woman, most likely an entertainer ending her long evening, walks across in the opposite direction. The bird flying overhead is a common motif in ukiyo-e paintings of courtesans. Scroll contained in modern wooden box with lid.
  • Signatures

    Artist's signature and seal
  • Collection

    Freer Gallery of Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Purchase from the Estate of Robert O. Muller with funds provided by the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial Fund
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