Japanese Woodblock Prints (1600 - 1800)

Early ukiyo-e, or pictures (e) of the floating world (ukiyo), emerged around 1660 with monochrome prints. The masters of this “primitive” period, such as Moronobu and Masanobu, are known for their elegant and vital lines. By 1700, the first early color prints emerged. Hand-colored with vegetable-based pigments, this process proved costly and was replaced by full-color printing in 1765. Known as the father of color printing, Harunobu ushered in the era of nishiki-e, or brocade pictures, with sensitivity and subtlety. The late 18th century welcomed a “golden age” of ukiyo-e, during which time artists developed the use of color and diversified their approach to subject matter. Sharaku imbued his actor portraits with a greater sense of individualism, while Utamaro delved deeper into the “greenhouses” of the Yoshiwara, considering the private lives of courtesans. Browse our collection of early ukiyo-e below.

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Artist

  • Shunsho

Series

  • 100 Poems by 100 Poets (Shunsho)
  • Annals of the Green Houses
  • Book of Selected Insects
  • Ehon Butai Ogi: Picture Book of Stage Fans
  • Ehon Momo Chidori
  • The Brocade of Spring [Ehon]
  • Utamakura

Subject

  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Calligraphy
  • Children
  • Manga & Bookplates
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits

Period

  • 1600 - 1800 (Early Edo)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Small (ie. Chuban)

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Yokihi (Yang Guifei)

Shunsho

Yokihi (Yang Guifei)

JP-95961

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Fujiwara no Sanekata

Shunsho

Fujiwara no Sanekata

JP-95980

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Gon Chunagon Sadayori

Shunsho

Gon Chunagon Sadayori

JP-95976

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Prince Kentoku

Shunsho

Prince Kentoku

JP-95970

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Tadamichi

Shunsho

Tadamichi

JP-95968

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Minamoto no Hitoshi

Shunsho

Minamoto no Hitoshi

JP-95956

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Abe no Nakamaro

Shunsho

Abe no Nakamaro

JP-95940

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Kiyohara no Fukayabu

Shunsho

Kiyohara no Fukayabu

JP-95938

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The Former Archbishop Jien

Shunsho

The Former Archbishop Jien

JP-95936

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Funya no Yasuhide

Shunsho

Funya no Yasuhide

JP-95934

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Sakyo-dayu Michimasa

Shunsho

Sakyo-dayu Michimasa

JP-95932

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Minamoto no Shigeyuki

Shunsho

Minamoto no Shigeyuki

JP-95930

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Dainagon Kinto

Shunsho

Dainagon Kinto

JP-95924

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Ono no Komachi

Shunsho

Ono no Komachi

JP2008

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The Lady-in-waiting Suwo

Shunsho

The Lady-in-waiting Suwo

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The Mother of Korechika

Shunsho

The Mother of Korechika

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The Lady Sei Shonagon

Shunsho

The Lady Sei Shonagon

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Lady Horikawa

Shunsho

Lady Horikawa

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Daini Sanmi, the Lady Katako

Shunsho

Daini Sanmi, the Lady Katako

JP-95948

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Princess Ise

Shunsho

Princess Ise

JP-95946

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Princess Sukeko

Shunsho

Princess Sukeko

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Fujiwara no Yoshitaka

Shunsho

Fujiwara no Yoshitaka

JP1132

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Kanesuke

Shunsho

Kanesuke

JP-95986

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The Lady Sagami

Shunsho

The Lady Sagami

JP-95984

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