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Title

Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’

1893-1894


Artist

Toyohara Kunichika

Japan

1835 - 1900


About

Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflect the feeling of unrest in Japan when the Shogunate Government was losing its grip on the rising powers of merchants & progressive regions. The subtlety of the pleasure seeking 'floating world' of earlier times gave way to depictions of emotional drama or violence taken from historical battles, stories of heroic deeds & the kabuki theatre.


Details


Other Title

Yashio (Sendaihagi)


Alternative title

Baikô hyaku-shyu no uchi: Yashio ...


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1893-1894


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut


Dimensions

34.5 x 23.2 cm


Signature & date

Signed c.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyohara Kunichika hitsu [picture by Toyohara Kunichika]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997


Location

Not on display


Accession number

161.1997


Artist information

Toyohara Kunichika

Works in the collection

18


Place

Where the work was made
Japan