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The Art of Ukiyo-e | 17th–19th century

"The Art of Ukiyo-e | 17th–19th century"

Honkan Room 10  September 25, 2019 (Wed) - October 20, 2019 (Sun)

  
"High-Ranked Courtesan" from the Series Five Shades of Ink in the Northern Quarter, By Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806), Edo period, 18th century

In the 17th century, painters started depicting the lives of commoners in a genre known as ukiyo-e. With the advent of new printing technology, these images began to be reproduced in high numbers, and ukiyo-e gradually spread to all layers of society. The addition of colorists to the publishers’ craftsmen also led to the birth of the color print in the mid-18th century. From September 25–October 20, 2019, this gallery displays paintings and prints of beautiful women by Suzuki Harunobu, Kitagawa Utamaro and others, autumn landscapes, and pictures of insects and grasses by Katsushika Hokusai and Kikukawa Eizan.

Current exhibit includes:
"High-Ranked Courtesan" from the Series Five Shades of Ink in the Northern Quarter, By Kitagawa Utamaro (1753?-1806), Edo period, 18th century
Horsefly and Chrysanthemums, By Katsushika Hokusai, Edo period, 19th century
"Hakone" from the Series Fifty-Three Stations of the Tōkaidō Road, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, 19th century (Private collection)