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Catalog number 92.8
Artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Title Autumn scene
Object Name Print
Description This triptych, or three-panel print, is an example of the popular Japanese graphic art called ukiyo-e. Here Kuniyoshi has depicted a typical scene from an unidentified kabuki play about the four seasons: the time is established as autumn by the two Chinese characters (kase - wind, and tsuki - moon), and the print probably forms part of a series. The central character, a monumental male, is flanked by stylized female characters whose personalities seemed to have received less attention than their elaborate garments.
Medium/Material Ink on paper
Dimensions H-13.5 W-28.5 inches
Year Range from 1797
Year Range to 1861
Search Terms Japan
East Asia
Edo period
Tokugawa period
19th century AD
Theatrical
Performance
Sexuality
Figural
Dancers
Exhibition and Publication History * "From Under Wraps, Recent Acquisitions, 1989 - 1993," Klapper, 1993-94, # 41
* "Goddess, Worker, Mother, Symbol," G-TM, 1994, #5, pp. 6-7, ill., James Saslow, Curator.
* "Master Prints of Four Centuries," Staten Island College CUNY Gallery, 1997-98.
* "Director's Choice, Part II," G-TM, 10/10-12/20/02. A. Winter, Curator.
* "The Light of Infinite Wisdom: Asian Art from the Godwin-Ternbach Museum and Other Collections," A. Winter, X. Lin, Curators, G-TM, 10/15-12/20/2003, #46, ill., p. 26.
Culture Japanese