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An image of Contemporary tale of the three heroes by Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

(Japan 1786 – 1865)

Title
Contemporary tale of the three heroes
Other titles:
(Tatooed man)
Contemporary tale of the three villains
Alternative title:
Tôsei Sangoku-shi
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Ansei era 1854 - 1860Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1860
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Dimensions

35.0 x 24.3 cm

Signature & date
Signed c.l., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni ga [picture by Toyokuni]". Not dated.
Credit
Bequest of Kenneth Myer 1993
Accession number
598.1993
Location
Not on display
Further information

KUNISADA was one of the most popular ukiyo-e artists at the end of the Edo period. He was a pupil of Toyokuni and later succeeded the master's name. His subject matter ranged from women, actors, wrestlers and genre scenes, often working with HIROSHIGE II who provided the landscape.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 1993.

Bibliography (3)

AJIOKA Chiaki (Curator), Heroes and villains: from Japan's floating world, Sydney, May 2001, 6. cat.no. 1.18

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

Public Programmes Department, Art Gallery of New South Wales and The Japan Foundation (Editors), Art speaks Japanese: Japanese language education kit from the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 2007, colour illus.. card no. 11

Exhibition history (1)

Heroes and Villains, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 May 2001–19 Aug 2001