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Title

Crossing the Sumida river at night

1855


Artist

Toyohara Kunichika

Japan

1835 - 1900


Details


Other Title

Crossing the Sumida River, Tokyo, by night


Alternative title

Sumidagawa yoru watasi no zu


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

1855


Media category

Print


Materials used

colour woodcut; ôban triptych


Dimensions

a - left image - seated female, 35 x 72 cm

b - centre image - two females, one standing and holds a lantern and one is seated, 35 x 72 cm

c - right image - a male steers the boat beside a seated female, 35 x 72 cm


Signature & date

Signed l.l. [part a], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni monjin Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika, Toyokuni's disiple]".
Signed l.l. [part b], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]".
Signed l.r. [part c], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]".
Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1958


Accession number

9734.a-c


Artist information

Toyohara Kunichika

Works in the collection

17


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 2 exhibitions

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


The Floating World: Japan's world of transient pleasures, Sydney, 1994, not paginated. cat. no. M12