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(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)
One of a triptych of color woodblock prints
Sheet: 38.6 x 25.4 cm (15 3/16 x 10 in.)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Wade 1916.1116.b
Pleasure-boating in the evening on the Sumida River to escape the summer’s heat was about as popular as viewing cherry blossoms in spring for Edo townspeople. The river also led the way to the Yoshiwara, the licensed brothel district. A boating party with courtesans and gentlemen jostles up next to a fishing boat. Utamaro enjoyed portraying a scene through the design of a fishing or mosquito net. The different colors of the net suggest these impressions may be from two different series.
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