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Title

(Emperor Antoku and his nurse)

late 19th century

Artist

Toyohara Toyohara Kunichika

Japan

1835 - 1900

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
    Date
    late 19th century
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    colour woodcut
    Dimensions
    35.1 x 23.5 cm image; 41.7 x 28.2 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    163.1997
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Toyohara Toyohara Kunichika

    Works in the collection

    18

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  • About

    This image might be part of triptych or diptych.

    Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflects 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. This period also produced intimate images of ordinary women in a manner which suggests an influence of Western paintings.

    Kunichika started publishing the actor series in 1869.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication