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An image of Variety of darkness: evening darkness by Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

(Japan 1786 – 1865)

Title
Variety of darkness: evening darkness
Other titles:
Mitate variety of darkness: evening darkness
Alternative title:
Mitate yami tukushi: yoi yami: dote no Naroku
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Ansei era 1854 - 1860Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1854
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

35.5 x 24.6 cm

Signature & date
Signed l.r.[ in cartouche], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni-ga [picture by Toyokuni]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1995
Accession number
210.1995
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Gary Hickey, Beauty & desire in Edo period Japan, 'Pleasure Town', pg. 25-36, Parkes, 1998, 31, 32 (colour illus.), 71. fig.no. 26

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 254 (colour illus.).

Exhibition history (2)

The Floating World: Japan's World of transient pleasures, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 25 May 1994–17 Jul 1994

Beauty and Desire in Edo period Japan, National Gallery of Australia, Parkes, 06 Jun 1998–09 Aug 1998