(Japan 1835 – 1900)
Yashio, from the series ‘One hundred roles of [Onoe] Baikō’
- Other titles:
- Yashio (Sendaihagi)
- 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: Meiji period 1868–1912
- colour woodcut
- 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.
- Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
- Accession number