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The Nakagawa Crossing

Woodblock Print
1854 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from the northern bank of the Onagigawa Canal at the point at which it meets the lower reaches of the Naka river on the eastern side of Edo's Honjo Fukagawa district. Sailing-boats ply the river, which flows southwards into the middle distance. The stretch of water just visible to the rear left is the Shinkawa Canal, the eastward extension of Onagigawa Canal. These canals were dug in the early 17th century to create a transport link with the river systems to the east and north of Edo.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Additional TitleFerry Crossings in Katsushika in the Eastern Capital (series title)
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; 'The Nakagawa Crossing', from the series 'Ferry Crossings in Katsushika in the Eastern Capital'; fan print, Japanese, 1854
Physical Description
Fan print, aiban size. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Publisher mark: Iseya Soemon. Censorship seal: aratame. Date seal: Tiger 2 (1854/2).
Dimensions
  • Approx. height: 220mm
  • Approx. width: 290mm
Style
Place Depicted
Summary
The view in this uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is taken from the northern bank of the Onagigawa Canal at the point at which it meets the lower reaches of the Naka river on the eastern side of Edo's Honjo Fukagawa district. Sailing-boats ply the river, which flows southwards into the middle distance. The stretch of water just visible to the rear left is the Shinkawa Canal, the eastward extension of Onagigawa Canal. These canals were dug in the early 17th century to create a transport link with the river systems to the east and north of Edo.
Collection
Accession Number
E.12075-1886

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record createdMarch 5, 2000
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