An image of Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’

Toyohara Kunichika

(Japan 1835 – 1900)

Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’

Other titles:
Yashio (Sendaihagi)
Location
Not on display
Further information

Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflect the feeling of unrest in Japan when the Shogunate Government was losing its grip on the rising powers of merchants & progressive regions. The subtlety of the pleasure seeking 'floating world' of earlier times gave way to depictions of emotional drama or violence taken from historical battles, stories of heroic deeds & the kabuki theatre.

Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
Year
1893-1894
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut
Dimensions
34.5 x 23.2 cm
Signature & date

Signed c.r., in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyohara Kunichika hitsu [picture by Toyohara Kunichika]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
Accession number
161.1997