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An image of (Girl with koto) by Nishikawa SUKENOBU

Nishikawa SUKENOBU

(Japan 1671 – 1750)

(Girl with koto)
Place of origin
Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
post 1716
Media category
Materials used
woodblock print; chûban tate-e

26.3 x 17.9 cm

Signature & date
Signed u.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Yamato-e-shi Nishikawa Sukenobu hitsu [Drawn by Nishikawa Sukenobu, yamato-e painter]". Not dated.
Purchased 1930
Accession number
Not on display
Further information

Sukenobu was a leading Kyoto master who turned from classical subjects to the depiction of contemporary life. This image is a fine example of a 'sumizuri-e' (ink print), the basis of all prints.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.248.

Bibliography (3)

Gary Hickey, Beauty & desire in Edo period Japan, Parkes, 1998, 44, 45 (colour illus.), 71. plate no. 2

Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994. M24

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 248 (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

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