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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


About

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.


Details


Place where the work was made

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

Reception


Accession number

138.2018.2


Artist information

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Works in the collection

26


Place

Where the work was made
Japan