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Maker(s):Utagawa Hiroshige I
Culture:Japanese (1797-1858)
Title:Ryugoku bashi yusuzumi [Enjoying the Evening Cool at Ryogoku Bridge], from the series Edo meisho [Famous Places in Edo]
Date Made:1853 (Kaei 6, the 8th month of the Year of Ox)
Type:Print
Materials:Woodblock print (woodcut); nishiki-e, ink and colors on paper
Place Made:Asia; Japan
Measurements:Mount: 12 15/16 in x 17 15/16 in; 32.9 cm x 45.6 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 1/2 in x 13 7/16 in; 21.6 cm x 34.1 cm
Narrative Inscription:  TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Edo meisho]; TITLE: recto, upp. r. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ryogoku-bashi yusuzumi]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Murata]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Kinugasa]; SEAL: recto, upp. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Ushi hachi]; SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Hiroshige ga]; SEAL: recto, ctr. ctr. (black ink): [Japanese character, Chu sho kyo / yamadaya]; INSCRIPTION: recto, ctr. l. (black ink): [Japanese character, Utagawa maru utagawa maru]
Accession Number:  MH 1949.52.Q.RII
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
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Description:
A vertical river scene with Ryogoku Bridge in background and numerous boats in the river. One boat to the left is decorated with lanterns read "Utagawa-maru Utagawa-maru" and another boat to the right has three women, two of whom are playing games of "clapping hands." Two men ar swimming in the foreground.

Tags:
Ukiyo-e; water; bridges; boats; swimming; courtesans; pleasure; views

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