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Tôto meisho: Kasumigaseki

Accession Number
1960/1.147

Title
Tôto meisho: Kasumigaseki

Artist(s)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Artist Nationality
Japanese (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1840-1849

Medium & Support
color woodblock print on paper

Dimensions
14 in. x 19 in. ( 35.6 cm x 48.3 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Urban landscapes such as this street on a hot summer’s day were not neglected by ukiyo-e art. Western aesthetics had enormous impact on Japanese art in the 1800s. Kuniyoshi’s adaptation of Western linear perspective emphasizes the people, hilltop, and receding distance.

Primary Object Classification
Print

Primary Object Type
color print

Collection Area
Asian

Rights
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Keywords
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