Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

By the 19th century, Japanese woodblock prints achieved extraordinary popularity. While the shogunate issued a battery of censorship reforms throughout the 1800s, artists ignored and evaded restrictions with images of indulgent beauties and vibrant kabuki actors. As constraints tightened in the 1840s, bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women) became earthier in prints by Eizan and Eisen, while kabuki actors persevered in the work of Kunisada (aka Toyokuni III). During this period, ukiyo-e artists also added landscapes, warriors, ghosts and scenes of everyday life to their oeuvre. Artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige indulged a national wanderlust through Meisho-e or “famous place pictures,” while Kuniyoshi championed musha-e, a genre of warrior and legendary pictures.

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Artist

  • Aikawa, Minwa (ask Gosentei)
  • Eisen
  • Eizan
  • Gakutei
  • Hidenari
  • Hirosada
  • Hiroshige
  • Hiroshige II
  • Hokkei
  • Hokuga
  • Hokusai
  • Katsushika, Isai
  • Kunisada
  • Kuniyoshi
  • Mimura, Seizan
  • Shigenobu
  • Shinsai
  • Shunman
  • Shunsen
  • Sori III
  • Teisai, Shuri
  • Toyokuni I
  • Toyokuni III
  • Yoshiiku
  • Yoshitoshi
  • Yoshitsuya
  • Yoshiume
  • Unsigned / Unknown Artist

Subject

  • Animals & Fish
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Legends & History
  • Spring
  • Surimono
  • Warriors & Samurai

Period

  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Small (ie. Chuban)
  • Medium (ie. Oban)

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Sage and Dragon

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Sage and Dragon

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Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

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Court Lady Viewing Cherry Blossoms

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Asahina no Saburo

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Asahina no Saburo

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Kusunoki Tatewaki Masatsura

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