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Ando Hiroshige
Japanese (1797 - 1858) Primary

Iga no Tsubone 伊賀局 (Lady Iga) from the Series Ogura nazorae hyakunin isshu 小倉擬百人一首 (Patterned on the Ogura One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets)

1845 - 1847
Color woodblock

14 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. (36.195 x 24.448 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.102
Other Number(s): Hiroshige102 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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  • Andō, Hiroshige, 1797-1858 - Sources:
    - Barnett, P. N. Hiroshige, 1938
    - Elvehjem Museum of Art. Andō Hiroshige, 100 famous views of Edo, c1982:
    - His Hiroshige, c1983:
    - Nakau, E. Chūshingura ukiyoe, 1988:
    - LC database, July 16, 2019
    - LC database, accessed May 11, 2021
  • Edo - Refers to the period and style that developed from the unification of Japan in 1600 until the end of the shogunal dynasty in 1868. During this period, economic expansion encouraged the rise of an educated merchant class who created their own forms of literature and theater as well as new schools of painting and woodblock printing. A wide diversity of pictorial subjects and styles developed during this period and many 19th century Western artists were influenced by them.
  • kimonos - Loose, wide-sleeved garments fastened around the waist with an obi or broad sash, traditionally worn by Japanese men and women.
  • legends - Stories handed down by tradition from earlier times, usually concerned with a real person, place, or event, and popularly regarded as historical although not entirely verifiable.
  • myths - Individual stories derived from a mythology; distinguished from historical accounts in that they are considered by current scholars to lack a determinable basis of fact or natural explanation; typically concerning a being, hero, deity, or event and explains some practice, rite, or phenomenon of nature.
  • oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
  • poems - Written or oral compositions characterized by condensed language chosen for sound and suggestive power as well as meaning, and by the use of such literary techniques as structured meter, natural cadences, rhyme, or metaphor.
  • poetry - Literary and oral genre rooted in the compressed and cogent imaginative awareness or associations of experiences, ideas, or emotional responses and arranged under an organized criterion of meaning, conscious and unconscious expression, symbolism, formal or informal pattern, sound, and rhythm. The genre encompasses narrative, dramatic, satiric, didactic, erotic, and personal forms.
  • Ukiyo-e - Distinctive genre in painting and other media, but most prominently in woodblock printing. It arose in the Edo period (1600-1868) and built up a broad popular market among the middle classes. Subject matter typically focused on brothel districts and kabuki theatres, with formats ranging from single sheet prints to book illustrations. Generally, the style is characterized by a mixture of the realistic narrative of the Kamakura period and the mature decorative style of the Momoyama and Edo periods. Distinctive styles and specialties in subject matter were developed by different schools throughout the period.
  • woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.

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  • Owner Name: S. Kathleen Doster, Class of 1978
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Artelino Art Auctions, Germany
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 11/24/2002
    Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022

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  • H. Herwig and J.S. Mostow. The Hundred Poets Compared (Leiden, The Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 2007), 114-115. Figure Number: 40

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