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Title

Contemporary tale of the three heroes

1860


Artist

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Japan

1786 - 1865


About

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.


Details


Other Titles

(Tatooed man)

Contemporary tale of the three villains


Alternative title

Tôsei Sangoku-shi


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

598.1993


Artist information

Utagawa KUNISADA /TOYOKUNI III

Works in the collection

49


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 3 publications

Bibliography


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