Actor Segawa Rokô V as the Evil Woman (Dokufu) Funamushi, from the Series The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes (Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi) 「八犬傳犬のさうしの内 毒婦舩虫（どくふふなむし）」 五代目瀬川路考
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Kunisada (aka Utagawa Kunisada II)
Japanese (1823 - 1880) Primary
Actor Segawa Rokô V as the Evil Woman (Dokufu) Funamushi, from the Series The Book of the Eight Dog Heroes (Hakkenden inu no sôshi no uchi) 「八犬傳犬のさうしの内 毒婦舩虫（どくふふなむし）」 五代目瀬川路考Edo
14 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (36.195 x 24.765 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.249
Other Number(s): KunisadaII109 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
- 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.
- nishiki-e - Japanese prints in which numerous blocks are used to print many colors.
- 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.
Utagawa, Kunisada, 1823-1880
- Ryūsuitei, T. Tsutamomiji Utsunoyatōge, 1969:
- Nihon gaka j.
- Dai jinmei j.
- Jinbutsu refarensu j.,
- Dai Nihon jinmei j
- OCLC #22120201, June 12, 2020
- 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
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Things Japanese on Live Auctioneers
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 5/1/2019
Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "Museum of Fine Arts Boston: Online Collections." (Accessed July 1, 2020): collections.mfa.org. Accession No. 11.44520.
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