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Title

Sumida River of the eastern capital

1861

Artist

  • Details

    Alternative title
    Tôto Sumidagawa
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Date
    1861
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper, ôban triptych
    Dimensions
    36.2 x 74.9 cm :

    a - right sheet, 36.5 x 25 cm, sheet

    b - centre sheet, 36.2 x 25.1 cm, image

    c - left sheet, 36.1 x 25.7 cm, sheet

    Signature & date

    Signed [right sheet; part a] l.r., in Japanese, "Hiroshige-ga".
    Signed [centre sheet; part b] l.r. corner, in Japanese, "Hiroshige-ga".
    Signed [left sheet; part c] l.l. corner, in Japanese, "Ichiritsusai Hiroshige-ga".

    Credit
    Gift of Dr. James Hayes 2003
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    316.2003.a-c
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Suzuki/Utagawa Utagawa Hiroshige II

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  • About

    This image is from the series 'The flowers of Edo with pictures of noted views', an album of 34 striking images by six print designers, mostly dating from the early 1860s.

    The triptych depicts a young samurai with a party of young women making a pleasure cruise on the Sumida River. Although the title of the image does not directly reference the Tale, cherry blossom viewing was an elegant custom that began among courtiers of Lady Murasaki’s time and the 'ebi chasen' (‘prawn-tail’) hairstyle worn by the young man is a defining characteristic of Edo-period depictions of Genji.

    Asian Art Departmet. AGNSW.

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 3 exhibitions

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