Artwork from the JSP Estate/Private Collection

 

Nationality

Japanese

Artist Dates

1797-1858

Title of Work

Untitled

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Date of Work

ca. 1851

Medium

Woodblock

Signature

Center right

Height

9 1/2"

Width

7 1/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection: James Smith Pierce Collection

Status

Stored: JSP Box 5, 234_CF

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

Utagawa Hiroshige was a ukiyo-e artist born in 1797 in Edo (now Tokyo), Japan. Hiroshige first studied at the Kano school of painting and later on entered an apprenticeship with Utagawa Toyohiro. Hiroshige is known as the last great master of ukiyo-e prints and for his colored woodblock prints and paintings which depict women, actors, samurai, romantic landscapes, birds and flowers. Works by Utagawa Hiroshige can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Van Gogh Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and several other galleries internationally.

Additional Information

Female figure, Japanese, Kimono, Geisha, Ukiyo-e. Signature similar to 1851 signature in another work.

James Smith Pierce Collection

Condition

Very good

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