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An image of Daybreak at licensed quarters by Andô/Utagawa HIROSHIGE

Andô/Utagawa HIROSHIGE

(Japan 1797 – 1858)

Daybreak at licensed quarters, from the series One hundred famous views of Edo
Other titles:
Yoshiwara, early morning
Alternative title:
Meisho Edo hyakkei: kakuchû shinonome
Place of origin
Ansei era 1854 - 1860Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Media category
Materials used
colour woodcut

34.1 x 22.5 cm image; 35.5 x 24.5 cm sheet

Signature & date
Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink, incised on block "Hiroshige ga" [picture by Hiroshige]. Not dated.
Purchased 1961
Accession number
Not on display
Bibliography (3)

AJIOKA Chiaki (Curator), Heroes and villains: from Japan's floating world, Sydney, May 2001, 7. 3.5

Gary Hickey, Beauty & desire in Edo period Japan, 'Pleasure Town', pg. 25-36, Parkes, 1998, 24 (colour illus.), 25, 70. 17. In this publication this work is titled 'Kakuchû shinonome [Dawn in the licenced quarters]'.

Jackie Menzies, The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994. C12

Exhibition history (5)

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

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

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