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On Top of and beneath Ryôgoku Bridge

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Diptych (two sheets of triptych, from upper half of of two-tier hexaptych): 21.7437 (left), 21.7438 (right) The lower half: 11.14484-6, 21.7404-6

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; 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 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

Object Place

Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #254; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #299.1-3 (upper tier); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 19.1.1-3; Ukiyo-e zenshû 3 (1956), fig. 40; Yoshida, Utamaro zenshû (1941), #376 (complete); Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #318

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; 38.9 x 53 cm (15 5/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.7437-8

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints