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Title:

Tô — Shinobazu ike

Maker:

Kunisada, Utagawa; designer; Japanese artist, 1786-1865

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1858

School/Style(s):

Japanese; Ukiyo-e

Period:

19th century

Description:

Colour print from woodblocks. Uchiwa, 225 x 297. Signed: Toyokuni ga in toshidama cartouche. Block-cutter: hori Take (Yokokawa Takejirô). Censor’s date seal: horse kiwame. 1858.

Technique:

woodcut

Acquisition:

given; 1985; The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum

Notes:

From an untitled set of four prints depicting the four seasons, which were intended to be mounted as the type of non-folding fans called uchiwa. A geisha is practising a ballad from the book open in front of her, and accompanying herself on the shamisen. She is probably sitting in an upstairs room of the Kawachirô restaurant. The view through the window shows the shrine to Benten (goddess of water) on the island constructed in Shinobazu Pond in imitation of Chikibu Island in Lake Biwa.

Acquisition Credit:

Part of the Messel-Rosse fan collection given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund

Accession:

Object Number: P.8-1985
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 182776; input: 2011-03-29; modified: 2011-03-29)

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Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/182776





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