Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’
1835 - 1900
Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflect the feeling of unrest in Japan when the Shogunate Government was losing its grip on the rising powers of merchants & progressive regions. The subtlety of the pleasure seeking 'floating world' of earlier times gave way to depictions of emotional drama or violence taken from historical battles, stories of heroic deeds & the kabuki theatre.
Baikô hyaku-shyu no uchi: Yashio ...
Place where the work was made
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
34.5 x 23.2 cm
Signature & date
Signed c.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyohara Kunichika hitsu [picture by Toyohara Kunichika]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
Not on display