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Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryôgoku Bridge: Women Acrobats from Osaka (Ôsaka kudari onna karuwaza)

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Left sheet of incomplete triptych. A banner advertising the "Women Acrobats from Osaka" appears in the background. It is not clear whether the women in the pleasure boats are the acrobats themselves, or (more likely) spectators.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

1951, gift of Louis W. Black to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 11, 1951)

Credit Line

Gift of Louis W. Black

Japanese, Edo period, about 1802 (Kyôwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 13 (1981), p. 177, figs. 160-2 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #423; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 25.3.1-3 (complete triptych)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 39 x 26.1 cm (15 3/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

RES.51.22

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints