- Place where the work was made
- Meiji period 1868 - 1912 → Japan
- late 19th century
- Media category
- Materials used
- colour woodcut
- 35.1 x 23.5 cm image; 41.7 x 28.2 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
- Not on display
- Accession number
- Artist information
Toyohara Toyohara Kunichika
Works in the collection
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.
Where the work was made
Shown in 1 exhibition
Heroes and Villains, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 19 May 2001–19 Aug 2001
Referenced in 1 publication
AJIOKA Chiaki (Curator), Heroes and villains: from Japan's floating world, Sydney, May 2001, 6. cat.no. 1.10