Nissan Seminar: Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige woodblock prints at the Ashmolean Museum

Maple trees at Mama, Tekona Shrine and linked bridge, from the series One hundred famous views of Edo, 1857

Date

Fri, 18/11/2016 -
17:00 to 18:30
Pavilion Room, 4th Floor, Gateway Building, St. Antony's College, Oxford

Convenor

Professors Sho Konishi and Hugh Whittaker

Speaker(s)

Dr Clare Pollard and Ms Mitsuko Ito, The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Please note this is a change of speaker than previously advertised.

Dr Clare Pollard and Ms Mitsuko Ito, The Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Landscape, Cityscape: Hiroshige woodblock prints at the Ashmolean Museum

Exhibition/Display Details

Hiroshige's View of Mount Fuji

15 Nov 2016 to 26 Mar 2017

Mount Fuji has long been praised by poets and depicted by artists for its beautiful shape and sacred status.

Japanese artist Utagawa Hiroshige (1797–1858) created numerous views of Mount Fuji over the course of his career, depicting the mountain in different seasons and from a variety of viewpoints. This exhibition highlights prints from several different series and in different formats.

Image: The Sukiya Embankment in the Eastern Capital, 1858 woodblock print by Utagawa Hiroshige

Driving rain at Shono, from the series Fifty-three stations of the Tokaido, 1833-34