Convener: Professors Sho Konishi and Hugh Whittaker
Speaker: 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
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