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Pair of Mallards on a Stream, with Flowering Reeds

Utagawa Hiroshige I, Japanese, 1797 - 1858. Published by Kawaguchiya Shōzō.

Geography:
Made in Japan, Asia

Period:
Edo Period (1615-1868)

Date:
c. 1832-1835

Medium:
Color woodcut

Dimensions:
Chū tanzaku: 14 7/8 × 4 15/16 inches (37.8 × 12.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:
1946-51-45

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1946

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Label:
The ducks depicted on this print are seen from above and from the side simultaneously in an arrangement that invites close inspection. The reeds are cropped by the edge of the paper and cross over the ducks’ bodies in a way that suggests the spontaneity of a scene freely observed in nature.