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Towing a Barge in the Snow, from the album The Silver World

A work made of woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of woodblock print; oban.

Date:

1790

Artist:

Kitagawa Utamaro
Japanese, about 1756-1806

About this artwork

The subtle use of various shades of gray give this print the appearance of a watercolor. The abundance of snow on the bridges, hats, trees, and mountains creates an air of stillness that contrasts with the men laboring against the elements.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Kitagawa Utamaro

Title

Towing a Barge in the Snow, from the album The Silver World

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

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1785–1795

Medium

Woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

38.6 × 26.1 cm (15 1/4 × 10 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3024

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