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Shunya (Spring Evening)
  • Utagawa Yoshifuji
    1828–1887
    active: Japan
  • Shunya (Spring Evening), circa 1843–1847, Edo period (1600–1868)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 223 x 165 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 223 x 165 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in
  • Gift of Mrs. Alice Dains
  • Not on display
  • 1949.0009.02
Description
Exhibitions

Geisha dancing under a flowering sakura (cherry) tree. Night scene with lighted candle at bottom right quadrant. Drum with two sticks at lower right. Outer garment also decorated with sakura petals. Rare print made by Yoshifuji in his teens.