An image of Crossing the Sumida river at night

Toyohara Kunichika

(Japan 1835 – 1900)

Crossing the Sumida river at night

Other titles:
Crossing the Sumida River, Tokyo, by night
Location
Lower Asian gallery
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868, Ansei era 1854–1860
Year
1855
Media
Print
Medium
colour woodcut; ├┤ban triptych
Dimensions
a - left image - seated female, 35 x 72 cm
b - centre image - two females, one standing and holds a lantern and one is seated, 35 x 72 cm
c - right image - a male steers the boat beside a seated female, 35 x 72 cm
Signature & date

Signed l.l. [part a], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Toyokuni monjin Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika, Toyokuni's disiple]".
Signed l.l. [part b], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]".
Signed l.r. [part c], in Japanese, ink [incised on block] "Kunichika ga [picture by Kunichika]".
Not dated.

Credit
Purchased 1958
Accession number
9734.a-c