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

  • Eisen
  • Hiroshige
  • Hiroshige & Toyokuni III
  • Hiroshige II
  • Hokusai
  • Kunisada II (aka Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV)
  • Kuniyoshi
  • Toyokuni I
  • Toyokuni III

Series

  • 69 Stations of the Kisokaido

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Architectural
  • Autumn
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Bridges
  • Calligraphy
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Children
  • Comic
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Genji
  • Ghosts & Demons (yokai)
  • Landscapes
  • Legends & History
  • Moon & Night
  • Music & Dance
  • Pastimes
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits
  • Rain
  • Rituals & Beliefs
  • Spring
  • Sumo
  • Surimono
  • Tattoo
  • Tokaido
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterfalls and Rapids
  • Waterscapes
  • Winter
  • Yokohama-e & Nagasaki-e

Period

  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)

Medium

  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Medium (ie. Oban)
  • Large (ie. Triptych)

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Shinmachi: Gokumon Shobei and Kurofune Chuemon

Kuniyoshi

Shinmachi: Gokumon Shobei and Kurofune Chuemon

JP-210639

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Yatsuhashi: Actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Teranishi Kanshin

Kuniyoshi

Yatsuhashi: Actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Teranishi Kanshin

JP-208298

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Musashibo Benkei and Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru on Gojo Bridge

Kuniyoshi

Musashibo Benkei and Minamoto no Ushiwakamaru on Gojo Bridge

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Miyamoto Musashi Looking at His Future

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Miyamoto Musashi Looking at His Future

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