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Sakasai Ferry, No. 67 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige

Brooklyn Museum

Brooklyn Museum
Brooklyn, New York City, United States

The birds that dominate this scene in the swampy delta area around the village of Sakasai east of Edo have been accorded special attention, with their wing patterns executed in delicate karazuri embossing. Judging from the bushy crests and yellow bills, the birds are Chinese egrets—a species only rarely seen in the summer in Japan. Far more common was the little egret, with no crest and a black bill. The artist naturally preferred the more decorative species, whether it was to be found in the place or not.

Details

  • Title: Sakasai Ferry, No. 67 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo
  • Creator: Utagawa Hiroshige (Ando) (Japanese, 1797-1858)
  • Original Source: Brooklyn Museum collection
  • Medium: Woodblock print on paper
  • Rights: no known copyright restrictions
  • File name: 30.1478.67_PS1.jpg
  • Dimensions: Image: 13 1/2 x 9 in. (34.3 x 22.9 cm) Sheet: 14 1/4 x 9 5/16 in. (36.2 x 23.7 cm)
  • Date: 2nd month of 1857
  • Credit line: Gift of Anna Ferris
  • Collection: Asian Art
  • Accession number: 30.1478.67

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