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Famous Places in Tokyo: Distant View of a Torpedo Explosion Seen from Azuma Bridge (Tôkyô meisho Azuma-bashi yori suirai no enbô no zu)

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Inoue Tankei


Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1888 (Meiji 21), printed July 1, published July 2

Catalogue Raisonné

Morse, ed., Reinventing Tokyo (2012), #28; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #10, photo p. 50; Swinton, Terrific Tokyo (1999), #26; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #149


Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 76.4 cm (14 5/8 x 30 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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