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An image of Crossing the Sumida river at night by Toyohara KUNICHIKA

Toyohara KUNICHIKA

(Japan 1835 – 1900)

Title
Crossing the Sumida river at night
Other titles:
Crossing the Sumida River, Tokyo, by night
Alternative title:
Sumidagawa yoru watasi no zu
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Ansei era 1854 - 1860Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1855
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut; ôban triptych
Dimensions

35.0 x 72.0cm image/sheet:

a - left image - seated female; 35 x 72 cm

b - centre image - two females, one standing and holds; 35 x 72 cm

c - right image - a male steers the boat beside a seat; 35 x 72 cm

Signature & date
Signed l.l. [part a], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni monjin Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika, Toyokuni's disiple]". Signed l.l. [part b], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]". Signed l.r. [part c], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]". Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1958
Accession number
9734.a-c
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (1)

Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994, not paginated. cat. no. M12

Exhibition history (1)

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