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Women Viewing Fireworks at Ryôgoku Bridge

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Left sheet of an incomplete triptych; the right and center sheets are in the Tokyo National Museum collection.


Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆


February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1800 (Kansei 12)

Catalogue Raisonné

Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #46.3, and pl. 192; Ukiyo-e shûka 15 (1980), p. 237, reference figs. 65-6 (the other two sheets, in the Tokyo National Museum); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 11.1.1; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #108


Vertical ôban; 37.5 x 25 cm (14 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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