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Title

Futami Bay in Ise Province (Ise futamigaura) , from the series Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji (Fuji sanjurokkei)

1858

Artist

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Japan

1797 - 1858

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1858
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodblock print
    Dimensions
    38.0 x 25.4 cm
    Credit
    Yasuko Myer Bequest Fund 2018
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    138.2018.2
    Copyright

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    Artist information
    Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

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    From Utagawa Hiroshige’s final series, 'Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji' (Fuji sanjurokkei) of 1858, 'Futami Bay in Ise Province' (Ise futamigaura) presents the revered Wedded Rocks of Ise. A site of significance in Japan’s Shinto faith, these rocks in the sea tied together with massive braided ropes represent the male and female creator deities, Izanagi and Izanami, a pairing has stirred imaginations for centuries. A Shinto torii gate appears on the top of the taller rock, Izanagi, and other Mount Fuji can be seen on the horizon in the distance.

    Ukiyo-e prints, especially those by Hiroshige and Hokusai, were popular with impressionist artists and the composition of 'Futami Bay' relates to 'Port-Goulphar, Belle-Ile', a 1887 Claude Monet painting in the collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.

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    Where the work was made

    Japan

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