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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


Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet) 歌麿筆


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.

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William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)

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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


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

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Medium or Technique

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