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

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

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 10  January 21, 2020 (Tue) - February 16, 2020 (Sun)

The Plum Garden (detail), By Suzuki Harunobu, 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 January 21–February 16, 2020, this gallery displays paintings and prints of winter scenery with snow and plum trees, and actors and beautiful women warming themselves below a heated table called a kotatsu.

Current exhibit includes:
Beautiful Woman under a Plum Tree, By Furuyama Moromasa, Edo period, 18th century
The Plum Garden,
By Suzuki Harunobu, Edo period, 18th century
“View from the Top of Tenjin Slope at Yushima” from the Series One Hundred Famous Places of Edo, By Utagawa Hiroshige, Edo period, dated 1856

Correction Regarding Night Snow at Mount Hiei by Katsushika Hokusai
The work exhibited as Night Snow at Mount Hiei by Katsushika Hokusai between January 21 and 26, 2020 in Room 10 was mislabeled. It was actually a print by an unknown artist entitled “Evening Snow in Hara” from the Series Eight Famous Places on Tōkaidō Road. We sincerely apologize for any confusion resulting from this error.

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