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Title

Dawn in the licensed quarters , from the series One hundred famous views of Edo

1857

Artist

Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

Japan

1797 - 1858

  • Details

    Other Title
    Yoshiwara, early morning
    Alternative title
    Meisho Edo hyakkei: kakuchû shinonome
    Place where the work was made
    Japan
    Period
    Ansei era 1854 - 1860 Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
    Date
    1857
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
    Dimensions
    34.1 x 22.5 cm image; 35.5 x 24.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.l., in Japanese, ink, incised on block "Hiroshige ga" [picture by Hiroshige]. Not dated.

    Credit
    Purchased 1961
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    DO15.1961
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    Hiroshige Andô/Utagawa

    Works in the collection

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  • About

    The licensed Yoshiwara pleasure quarters of Edo (Tokyo) bustled at night, but at daybreak it was time for friends and lovers to part. With the sun rising behind them, the figures in this print are framed by the Omon Gate, the Yoshiwara’s single point of entry and exit. The man departing has his head covered for the journey and the tall black clogs (geta) of the woman in red behind him identify her as a high-ranking courtesan. This print is from the renowned artist Hiroshige’s final series, One hundred famous views of Edo (1856–58).

  • Places

    Where the work was made

    Japan

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 6 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 3 publications

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