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Title:

Bizen Ukazan

Maker:

Hiroshige, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1797-1858

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1858

School/Style(s):

Japanese; Ukiyo-e

Period:

19th century

Description:

Colour print from woodblocks. Oban. Signed: Hiroshige ga. Publisher's seal: Yamadaya (Yamadaya Shôjirô). Date seal: Horse 8 (August 1858)

Technique(s):

woodcut
colour printing

Acquisition:

given; 1913; Riches, Thomas Henry

Notes:

From the series Sankai mitate sumo (Sumo bouts between landscapes and seascapes) published by Yamadaya Shôjirô in 1858. The title is inscribed on a cartouche in the shape of the fan used by the referee at a sumo wrestling match. The artist originally planned to include 140 prints in 70 pairs, each pair comprising a landscape and a seascape from one of the 70 provinces of Japan, but only ten pairs were completed. This print was paired with a view of the coast at Tanakuchi, also in Bizen Province. They were among the last prints that Hiroshige saw published: he died in the following month.

Accession:

Object Number: P.3558-R
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182492; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2012-05-17)

(Picture Cabinet reference : 803862)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182492





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