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 喜多川 歌麿
Japanese, 1753 (?)-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.

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Artist

Kitagawa Utamaro

Title

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

Origin

Japan

Date

1785–1795

Medium

Woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

38.6 x 26.1 cm

Credit Line

Clarence Buckingham Collection

Reference Number

1925.3024

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