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An image of Miho in Suruga Province by Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

(Japan 1786 – 1865)

Title
Miho in Suruga Province
Place of origin
Japan
Year
1830
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodblock print
Dimensions

35.0 x 26.0 cm

Signature & date
Signed: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
Credit
Gift of Dr James Hayes 2011
Accession number
172.2011
Location
Not on display
Further information

Series like this one combine two popular genres of 'ukiyoe' woodblock prints: 'bijinga' (beautiful women) and 'meisho-e' (representations of famous places). However, there are no apparent connections between the depicted beautiful woman, whose main function is to ‘display’ the most fashionable garments, hairstyle and accessories, and the landscape in the cartouche, chosen for its scenic beauty and promoted as a popular tourist destination.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2011.