(Japan 1835 – 1900)
(Emperor Antoku and his nurse)
- Not on display
- Further information
This image might be part of triptych or diptych.
Produced in the mid to late 19th century, the period often referred to as the 'decadent' period of ukiyo-e; the subject matter reflects 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. This period also produced intimate images of ordinary women in a manner which suggests an influence of Western paintings.
Kunichika started publishing the actor series in 1869.
- Place of origin
- Japan: Meiji period 1868–1912
- late 19th century
- colour woodcut
- 35.1 x 23.5 cm image; 41.7 x 28.2 cm sheet
- Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
- Gift of Dr Roderick Bain 1997
- Accession number