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Shin Yoshiwara Nakanochô no zu (Central Avenue, New Yoshiwara), from the series Uki-e wakoku no keiseki (Scenes of Japan in Perspective Pictures)

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Utagawa Toyoharu, Shin Yoshiwara Nakanochô no zu (Central Avenue, New Yoshiwara), from the series Uki-e wakoku no keiseki (Scenes of Japan in Perspective Pictures), 1775, color woodblock print on paper; yoko ōban nishiki-e, The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection, public domain, 32.189

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Title

Shin Yoshiwara Nakanochô no zu (Central Avenue, New Yoshiwara), from the series Uki-e wakoku no keiseki (Scenes of Japan in Perspective Pictures)

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display title; catalog entry: Shin Yoshiwara Nakanochô no zu (Central Avenue, New Yoshiwara), from the series Uki e wakoku no keiseki (Scenes of Japan in Perspective Pictures)

original language: 新吉原中町の図

series (original language): 浮絵和国景跡

series (translated): Scenes of Japan in Perspective Pictures

series (transliterated): Uki-e wakoku no keiseki

translated: Central Avenue, New Yoshiwara

transliterated: Shin Yoshiwara Nakanochô no zu

Artist

Utgawa Toyoharu (Japanese, 1735-1814)

Related People

publisher: Nishimura Yohachi (Japanese, active mid-19th century)

Date

1775

Period

Japan: Edo period (1615-1868)

Medium

color woodblock print on paper; yoko ōban nishiki-e

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image: 15 1/8 in x 9 5/8 in; sheet: 10 5/16 in x 15 9/16 in

Inscriptions & Markings

publisher's mark: Hanmoto 版元 (publisher), printed in black ink, within a vertical cartouche along the right edge of the print, at the bottom Language: Japanese

publisher's mark: Eijudô Nishimuraya 永壽堂 西村屋 (Eijudô Nishimuraya), printed in black ink, within a vertical cartouche along the right edge of the print, below the artist's name Language: Japanese

title: Shin Yoshiwara Nakamachi no zu 新吉原中町の圖 (志んよしわらなかのてうのづ) (Picture of Central Avenue in New Yoshiwara), printed in black ink, within a cartouche along the right edge of the print, just below the series title Language: Japanese Description: Note that 'furigana' (hiragana indicating the pronunciation of the characters) appear to the right of the Chinese characters (kanji)

series title: Uki-e wakoku keiseki 浮繪和國景跡 (うきゑヮこくのけいせき) (Perspective Pictures: Scenes of Japan), printed in black ink, at the top of a vertical cartouche at the right edge of the print Language: Japanese Description: Note that 'furigana' (hiragana indicating the pronunciation of the characters) appear to the right of the Chinese characters (kanji)

signature: Utagawa Toyoharu ga 哥川豊春画 (Picture by Utagawa Toyoharu), printed in black ink, within a vertical cartouche along the right edge of the print, about center Language: Japanese Description: Note the artist's use of a non-standard character for 'uta' 哥 - M. Graybill

Collection Area

Asian Art; Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Japanese Traditional Prints

Object Type

relief print

Culture

Japanese

Credit Line

The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection

Accession Number

32.189

Copyright

public domain

Terms

Edo

Japanese woodblock prints

nishiki-e

relief printing

relief prints

The Mary Andrews Ladd Collection

woodcuts

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