On Top of and beneath Ryôgoku Bridge

両国橋上下 (上)

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 #299.1-3 (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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

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

Markings

No censor's seal
改印:なし

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