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An image of Sekiya, inlet and Suijin Woods viewed from Masaki neighbourhood by Andô/Utagawa HIROSHIGE

Andô/Utagawa HIROSHIGE

(Japan 1797 – 1858)

Title
Sekiya, inlet and Suijin Woods viewed from Masaki neighbourhood, from the series One hundred famous views of Edo
Other titles:
Sekiya and Sujin woods from Masaki neighbourhood
Alternative title:
Masaki hen yori Suijin no mori uchikawa Sekiya no sato o miru zu
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Ansei era 1854 - 1860Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1857
Media category
Print
Materials used
colour woodcut
Edition
first edition
Dimensions

34.0 x 22.5 cm image; 36.0 x 24.2 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink, incised on block "Hiroshige ga" [picture by Hiroshige]. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1961
Accession number
DO13.1961
Location
Not on display
Further information

The last major artist of the 'ukiyo-e' school, Hiroshige is most famous for his series of landscape prints. This print typifies the sensitivity to nature and originality of composition for which he is famous.

The Asian Collections, AGNSW, 2003, pg.255.

Bibliography (3)

Matthi Forrer, Hiroshige - Prints and Drawings, Munich, 1997, not paginated (colour illus.). cat. no.102

Jackie Menzies (Editor), The Asian Collections Art Gallery of New South Wales, 'The Floating World', Sydney, 2003, 255 (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. 10

Exhibition history (2)

Purchases and Acquisitions for 1961, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 04 Apr 1962–25 May 1962

Japanese Woodcuts, Newcastle Art Gallery, Newcastle, 28 Jun 1968–28 Jul 1968