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Woman and Children by the Sea

Woodblock Print
ca. 1835 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The location depicted in this relatively early uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is somewhere along the Takanawa coastline in the southern part of Edo. The woman and children are gathering shellfish and catching fish, the two boys in the centre grappling with a flounder they have just landed. The style of the design, particularly the depiction of the woman, is reminiscent of the work of another influential print designer, Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from woodblocks
Brief Description
Woodblock print, Utagawa Hiroshige I; Woman and Children by the Sea; fan print, Japanese, ca. 1835
Physical Description
Fan print. Artist signature: Hiroshige ga. Later printing (atozuri).
Dimensions
  • Height: 169mm
  • Width: 225mm
Style
Credit line
Webb Bequest
Place Depicted
Summary
The location depicted in this relatively early uchiwa-e (rigid fan print) design by Hiroshige is somewhere along the Takanawa coastline in the southern part of Edo. The woman and children are gathering shellfish and catching fish, the two boys in the centre grappling with a flounder they have just landed. The style of the design, particularly the depiction of the woman, is reminiscent of the work of another influential print designer, Keisai Eisen (1790-1848).
Collection
Accession Number
E.4906-1919

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record createdDecember 19, 2002
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