356 x 730 mm / 14.0 x 28.7 inches
Uji River War, Ukiyo-e Woodblock Print by Utagawa Toyonobu
This Ukiyo-e woodblock print is completely same print in The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts in Russia. It is made by Toyonobu Utagawa (-1886) and printed in 1884.
This Ukiyo-e depicts famous wars among Samurai in Uji river in current Kyoto. These scenes can be also found in other Ukiyo-e prints and some Kabuki plays.
Preserved condition is excellent, and the print will be delivered with frame.
- Title: The Uji River War
- Drawn by Utagawa Toyonobu
- Genre: color woodblock prints (Nishikie)
- Three prints in a set, printed in 1884
- Paper: Washi Japanese Paper
- Size: large-type, 356 x 730mm
- Signature: 応需豊信
- Made in Edo (current Tokyo)
For your reference, here is some other Ukiyo-e depicting the War in Uji River.
(Held in The Boston Museum)
About Ukiyo-e, The Japanese Wood Block Prints
Ukiyo-e are Japanese genre paintings made using woodblock prints. Ukiyo-e paintings boomed during a period of Japanese history known as the Edo or Tokugawa period (1603-1868). Now the most popular and famous form of Japanese visual art, you probably recognize these genre paintings and might even recall their popular depictions of lively theatre acts or rowdy cantinas. In fact, their bold composition and bright, inviting colors instigated the now famous impressionist movement in the Western art world. Those influenced by Hokusai’s work in Paris include the famous Vincent van Gogh (1854-1890) and Edgar Degas (1834-1917). Thus, Ukiyo-e became recognized, respected, and valued by people around the world.
About Our Stock of Ukiyo-e Collections
Our Ukiyo-e prints are all authentic ones printed in Edo era (upto 200 years ago), neither replicas nor color prints. Our Ukiyo-e prints are actually sold in a gallery in Japan at the same time by licensed collector. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or requests.
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