An image of Miho in Suruga Province

Utagawa Kunisada/Toyokuni III

(Japan 1786 – 1865)

Miho in Suruga Province

Location
Not on display
Further information

Series like this one combine two popular genres of 'ukiyoe' woodblock prints: 'bijinga' (beautiful women) and 'meisho-e' (representations of famous places). However, there are no apparent connections between the depicted beautiful woman, whose main function is to ‘display’ the most fashionable garments, hairstyle and accessories, and the landscape in the cartouche, chosen for its scenic beauty and promoted as a popular tourist destination.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, April 2011.

Place of origin
Japan
Year
1830
Media
Print
Medium
woodblock print; ink and colour on paper
Dimensions
35.0 x 26.0 cm
Signature & date

Signed: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga

Credit
Gift of Dr James Hayes 2011
Accession number
172.2011