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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.

Signed

Utamaro hitsu 歌麿筆

Provenance

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

21.6401

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints