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Title

Miho in Suruga Province

1830


Artist

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

Japan

1786 - 1865


About

Series like this one combine two popular genres of 'ukiyoe' woodblock prints: 'bijinga' (beautiful women) and 'meisho-e' (representations of famous places). However, there are no apparent connections between the depicted beautiful woman, whose main function is to ‘display’ the most fashionable garments, hairstyle and accessories, and the landscape in the cartouche, chosen for its scenic beauty and promoted as a popular tourist destination.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2011.


Details


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1830


Media category

Print


Materials used

woodblock print; ink and colour on paper


Dimensions

35.0 x 26.0 cm


Signature & date

Signed: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga


Credit

Gift of Dr James Hayes 2011


Location

Not on display


Accession number

172.2011


Artist information

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

Works in the collection

50


Place

Where the work was made
Japan