Japanese (1835 – 1900) Primary
Uwabami Oyoshi (Female Bandit)Meiji
14 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (36.83 x 24.448 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.133
Other Number(s): Kunichika109 (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:
edged weapons*, Kabuki, Kabuki, kimonos*, Meiji*, serpents*, Toyohara, Kunichika, 1835-1900*, Ukiyo-e*, woodcuts*
- edged weapons - Weapons featuring a sharp edge or point for cutting, thrusting, clubbing, slashing, or various combinations thereof.
- kimonos - Loose, wide-sleeved garments fastened around the waist with an obi or broad sash, traditionally worn by Japanese men and women.
- Meiji - Period and style that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.
- serpents - General term for animals, real or legendary, having a long, sinuous form; often, but not always, animals that are snakes (Serpentes suborder) or have a form like snakes.
Toyohara, Kunichika, 1835-1900
- Time present and time past, c1999:
- OCLC, 3/28/00
- 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
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Artelino Art Auctions, Germany
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 5/22/2011
Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022
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