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Image of Empress Jingu Holding Court, About to Set Sail for Korea

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Sadahide (akaUtagawa Sadahide)
Japanese (1807 - 1873) Primary

Empress Jingu Holding Court, About to Set Sail for Korea

1820 - 1873
Color woodblock

Greatest Dimensions
14 x 10 in. (35.56 x 25.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.344.a-c
Other Number(s): Sadahide101 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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This object has the following keywords:
  • arrows - Projectiles generally consisting of a straight, slender shaft with a sharp point or carrying a sharp edged or pointed head of stone or metal, shot from a bow. More developed versions also have flights near the butt to stabilize their trajectory.
  • bodies of water - Natural depressions or courses in the earth's surface that are filled with water, including seas, lakes, and rivers.
  • Bodies of water - Sources:
    - Random House Web. unabr. dict., c1997
    - McGraw-Hill dict. of scientific and technical terms, c2003
    - Thesaurus for graphic materials I: subject terms, via WWW, July 7, 2003
    - LC database, July 7, 2003
  • body armor - Pieces of armor worn on the human body.
  • bows - Stringed projectile weapons designed to propel arrows, generally consisting of a long stave of wood, metal, fiberglass, or other flexible material, with a length of strong string fastened to the tips of the stave which is bent in a curve, either permanently or from the tension of the string. The string is drawn back, holding the arrow by means of a notch in its rear tip, and propels the arrow upon release.
  • empresses - Refers to female sovereigns of empires, which are political units that comprise a number of territories or nations and are ruled by a single supreme authority. The term may also refer to the wives and widows of emperors.
  • Japan--Court and courtiers--Pictorial works
  • nishiki-e - Japanese prints in which numerous blocks are used to print many colors.
  • oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
  • ships - Watercraft generally larger and more seaworthy than boats, usually propelled by sails or engines.
  • triptychs - Paintings or carvings consisting of or mounted on three attached panels, often hinged so that the outer wings fold over the central portion; a common form for altarpieces. Also used for other works having three related images side by side.
  • 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, Sadahide, 1807-1873 - Sources:
    - Umebori, K. Shunshoku renri no ume ... 1917:
    - Jinbutsu refarensu j.
    - Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints [graphic] 1801-1885:
    - His Banshō shashin zufu, 18--?
    - Akō gishi den issekiwa, 1854:
    - Oedo zustsu shūran, not before 1889:
    - Nihon gaka j.
    - LC manual cat.
    - Nihon jinmei j.
    - Dictionary of Japanese artists, 1990
    - Ezo kōkyō yochi zenzu, 1854:
    - OCLC #31485755, June 12, 2020
    - OCLC #874135767, June 12, 2020
    - OCLC #43443350, 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
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Renatamisic at Ebay (Japan Print Galler)
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 2/25/2014
    Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022

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