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

  • Buncho
  • Eiri
  • Eishi
  • Harunobu
  • Kiyomitsu
  • Kiyonaga
  • Kiyotsune
  • Koryusai
  • Masanobu
  • Masayoshi
  • Morikuni
  • Moronobu
  • Shigemasa
  • Shundo
  • Shunei
  • Shunjo
  • Shunko
  • Shunman
  • Shunsho
  • Toyokuni I
  • Utamaro
  • Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Series

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

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Architectural
  • Autumn
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Calligraphy
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Children
  • Comic
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Genji
  • Insects
  • Landscapes
  • Legends & History
  • Manga & Bookplates
  • Moon & Night
  • Mt. Fuji
  • Music & Dance
  • Nature
  • Pastimes
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits
  • Shunga
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Sumo
  • Surimono
  • Tokaido
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterscapes
  • Winter

Period

  • 1600 - 1800 (Early Edo)
  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)

Medium

  • Ehon
  • Painting
  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Extra Small (ie. Koban)
  • Small (ie. Chuban)
  • Medium (ie. Oban)
  • Large (ie. Triptych)

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Courtesan and Small Pine

Harunobu

Courtesan and Small Pine

JPR-210387

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Two Courtesans Admiring a Plum Tree

Harunobu

Two Courtesans Admiring a Plum Tree

JPR-210385

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Looking Out on the Veranda

Harunobu

Looking Out on the Veranda

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Boy with Large Hand Drum

Kiyonaga

Boy with Large Hand Drum

JPR-211268

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The Lovers Shinanoya Ohan and Obiya Choemon

Utamaro

The Lovers Shinanoya Ohan and Obiya Choemon

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Two Deer in Autumn

Harunobu

Two Deer in Autumn

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Kabuki Actor Matsumoto Koshiro IV

Shunei

Kabuki Actor Matsumoto Koshiro IV

JP-208376

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Bajogake

Moronobu

Bajogake

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After a Smoke

Koryusai

After a Smoke

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Winter Night

Koryusai

Winter Night

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Foreplay

Koryusai

Foreplay

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Night at Fukagawa

Harunobu

Night at Fukagawa

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Selected Chinese Poems in Seven Syllables (Toshisen ehon shichigon zekku) (2 volumes)

Shigemasa

Selected Chinese Poems in Seven Syllables (Toshisen ehon shichigon zekku) (2 volumes)

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Shojigoshi

Moronobu

Shojigoshi

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Delicious, Sigh, like Yam Soup

Masanobu

Delicious, Sigh, like Yam Soup

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Young Man Cleaning Snow from Lover's Geta

Koryusai

Young Man Cleaning Snow from Lover's Geta

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Interior of a Kabuki Theater

Toyokuni I

Interior of a Kabuki Theater

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Courtesan Hitomoto from the House of Daimonjiya

Utamaro

Courtesan Hitomoto from the House of Daimonjiya

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Sumo Wrestler Edogazaki Genji

Shunko

Sumo Wrestler Edogazaki Genji

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Woman with Koto

Shunei

Woman with Koto

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Seated Beauty: Egoyomi for 1799

Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Seated Beauty: Egoyomi for 1799

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Shoki the Demon Queller

Kiyomitsu

Shoki the Demon Queller

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Kabuki Actor Sakata Hangoro III

Shunei

Kabuki Actor Sakata Hangoro III

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Momiji no Ga from Genji in Fashionable Modern Guise

Eishi

Momiji no Ga from Genji in Fashionable Modern Guise

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