Skip to content

Collection

All

Search

Asian art

View More:


Title

Sumida River of the eastern capital


Artist

Suzuki/Utagawa HIROSHIGE II

Japan

1826 - 1869


About

This image is from the series 'The flowers of Edo with pictures of noted views', an album of 34 striking images by six print designers, mostly dating from the early 1860s.

The triptych depicts a young samurai with a party of young women making a pleasure cruise on the Sumida River. Although the title of the image does not directly reference the Tale, cherry blossom viewing was an elegant custom that began among courtiers of Lady Murasaki’s time and the 'ebi chasen' (‘prawn-tail’) hairstyle worn by the young man is a defining characteristic of Edo-period depictions of Genji.

Asian Art Departmet. AGNSW.


Details


Alternative title

Tôto Sumidagawa


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1861


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut; ôban triptych


Dimensions

36.2 x 74.9 cm :

a - right sheet; 36.5 x 25 cm; sheet

b - centre sheet; 36.2 x 25.1 cm; image

c - left sheet; 36.1 x 25.7 cm; sheet


Signature & date

Signed [right sheet; part a] l.r., in Japanese, "Hiroshige-ga". Signed [centre sheet; part b] l.r. corner, in Japanese, "Hiroshige-ga". Signed [left sheet; part c] l.l. corner, in Japanese, "Ichiritsusai Hiroshige-ga".


Credit

Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

316.2003.a-c


Artist information

Suzuki/Utagawa HIROSHIGE II

Works in the collection

5


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history