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Sudden Evening Shower
  • Utagawa Kunisada
    born: Katsushika, Musashi province (present-day Tokyo prefecture), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • Sudden Evening Shower, circa 1850, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 355.6 x 749.3 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 1/2 x 1 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
  • Gift of Rose K. Auerbach
  • Not on display
  • 1967.0037.a,b,c

Three sheets glued together. Three woman indoors. The woman on the left is under a mosquito net. The one in the center is burning paper or money. The one on the right is attempting to close a door panel. The scene outside is of a storm, with people running for cover. Lightning is shown entering into the room of the women.