On Top of and beneath Ryôgoku Bridge

両国橋上下 (下)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1795–96 (Kansei 7–8)
Artist Kitagawa Utamaro I (Japanese, early 1750s–1806), Publisher Ômiya Gonkurô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Asano and Clark 1995, #254; Ukiyo-e shûka 3 (1978), list #299.4-6 (complete bottom tier); Shibui, Ukiyo-e zuten Utamaro (1964), 19.2.1-3; Ukiyo-e taisei 7 (1931), #319

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36.3 x 76 cm (14 5/16 x 29 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.7404-6

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Triptych (lower half of two-tier hexaptych): 21.7404 (left), 21.7405 (center), 21.7406 (right)

MFA impressions: 11.14484-6, 21.7404-6
Two sheets of the upper half: 21.7437-8

Signed

Utamaro hitsu (on each sheet)
歌麿筆

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

Provenance

July 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection