Fishing Boats with Nets under Ryôgoku Bridge

両国橋下の網舟

Japanese
Edo period
about 1790 (Kansei 2)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Fushimiya Zenroku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #51 (complete triptych); Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #517.1.2, 517.2.2, 517.3.2; Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 24.1.1-3 (variant with publisher's mark)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 36 x 25.7 cm (14 3/16 x 10 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.6343

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Left sheet of incomplete triptych.
MFA impressions: 11.14493-5 (complete triptych, no publisher’s mark, kiwame seal), 21.6343 (left sheet only, earlier edition with mark of Fushimiya Zenroku)

Signed

Utamaro ga
歌麿画

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection