Enjoying the Cool Evening Breeze on and under the Bridge

Artist:
Kitagawa Utamaro (Japanese, ca. 1754–1806)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
ca. 1800
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Two sheets of a hexaptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
14 1/4 x 20 1/8 in. (36.2 x 51.1 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Francis Lathrop Collection, Purchase, Frederick C. Hewitt Fund, 1911
Accession Number:
JP663
Not on view
Utamaro's bridge scene of beautiful courtesans is skilfully composed so as to function as a set of six (at right) or for viewing individually or in pairs as shown here.
Signature: Utamaro hitsu
Francis Lathrop , Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey (until d. 1909).; Estate of Francis Lathrop , New York (1911; sold to MMA).
Nagoya City Museum. "Ukiyo-e from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14, 1995–May 28, 1995.