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Woodblock print - Distant View of Mt. Fuji from Shohei Hill
  • Distant View of Mt. Fuji from Shohei Hill
    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861
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Distant View of Mt. Fuji from Shohei Hill

  • Object:

    Woodblock print

  • Place of origin:

    Japan (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1843 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Colour print from woodblocks

  • Museum number:

    E.2267-1909

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

This is a nishiki-e (brocade print) and a fukei-ga (landscape print) from the series 'Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji from Edo', one of three masterful landscape series by Kuniyoshi dating from the Tempo era (1830-1844). Despite the series title, only five prints seem to have been published. Edo was the original name of today's Tokyo. Kuniyoshi's landscape prints often include figures viewed from oblique angles and juxtaposed against landscape. They also feature striking perspective techniques and abrupt changes of scale.

Physical description

This series is one of three landscape series by Kuniyoshi dating from the Tempo era (1830-1844).
Oban size.
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga.
Seal: Kuniyoshi.
Publisher: Murataya Jirobei.
Censorship seal: Mura (Murata Heiemon).

Place of Origin

Japan (made)

Date

ca. 1843 (made)

Artist/maker

Utagawa Kuniyoshi, born 1797 - died 1861 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Colour print from woodblocks

Object history note

Purchased from the sale of the Happer Collection, Messrs Sotheby, Wilkinson & Hodge for £6.15.0

Descriptive line

Japanese print: Kuniyoshi: 'Distant View of Mt. Fuji from Shohei Hill', from the series Thirty Six Views of Mt. Fuji from Edo, ca.1843

Categories

Prints

Collection

East Asia Collection

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