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An image of Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’ by Toyohara KUNICHIKA

Toyohara KUNICHIKA

(Japan 1835 – 1900)

Title
Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’
Other titles:
Yashio (Sendaihagi)
Alternative title:
Baikô hyaku-shyu no uchi: Yashio ...
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
Year
1893-1894
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

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.
Credit
Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
Accession number
161.1997
Location
Not on display
Further information

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.