Fireworks at Ryōgoku Bridge (Ryōgoku hanabi) from the series One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo Hyakkei)

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At A Glance

  • Period

    1857, 8th month
  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 34.9 x 23.8 cm (13 3/4 x 9 3/8 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川広重 (1797-1858)
  • Publisher

    Uoya Eikichi 魚屋栄吉 (active 1856-1860)
  • Description

    This view shows the Ryogoku Bridge which was a popular site of entertainment in summer and early fall. Boat excursions and fireworks displays, are shown here as seen from Yanagibashi, where fine restaurants were located. Various types of boats are shown around the bridge, as a fireworks display lights the sky.
  • Previous custodian or owner

    William Richards Castle (1849-1935)
    Alan, Donald and David Winslow
  • Provenance

    Estate of the Honorable William R. Castle [1]
    To 1970
    Alan F., David C., and Donald F. Winslow, by inheritance from the Estate of the Honorable William R. Castle [2]
    From 1970
    Freer Gallery of Art, gift of Alan F., David C., and Donald F. Winslow [3]
    [1] See Curatorial Remark 3 in the object record.
    [2] The object came to the Freer Gallery of Art Study Collection in 1970. It was transferred to the permanent collection in 1994. Alan F., David C., and Donald F. Winslow are the heirs of the Estate of the Honorable W.R. Castle. See note 1 and correspondences in the object file, Collections Management Office.
    [3] See note 2.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Gift of Alan, Donald, and David Winslow from the estate of William R. Castle
  • Type

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