Japanese Prints

Processed by Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum staff; machine-readable finding aid created by Layna White
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Japanese Prints

Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum



University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, California

Contact Information

  • Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts
  • UCLA Hammer Museum
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • 10899 Wilshire Blvd.
  • Los Angeles, California 90024-4201
  • Phone: (310) 443-7078
  • Fax: (310) 443-7099
  • Email: lwhite@arts.ucla.edu
  • URL: http://www.hammer.ucla.edu
Processed by:
Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum staff
Date Completed:
3/4/2003
Encoded by:
Layna White
© 2003 The Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved.

Descriptive Summary

Title: Japanese Prints
Creator-Materials: various
Repository: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Language: English.

Administrative Information

Publication Rights

For publication information, please contact Claudine Dixon, Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, cdixon@arts.ucla.edu

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Collection of the Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA. [Item credit line, if given]

Scope and Content

The Grunwald Center's collection of 40,000 works on paper includes 950 prints by Japanese Edo and Meiji period artists. The Center acquired many of these prints in 1965 from the Estate of Frank Lloyd Wright (American architect, 1867-1959). Artists represented in this impressive group include Kitagawa Utamaro, Katsushika Hokusai, Utagawa Hiroshige and Tsukioka Yoshitoshi.
The following collection guide comprises a selection from the Center's archive of Japanese prints and is arranged chronologically by Japanese periods: Middle Edo (approximately 1704 to 1789), Late Edo (approximately 1789 to 1868) and Meiji (1868 to 1912). Descriptions of prints included in this guide are based on cataloguing completed for the Center by Roger S. Keyes in the 1980s.

Indexing Term(s)

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Edo (Japanese period)

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Meiji


Collection Contents

 

Middle Edo

 

The courtesans Mandayu (reading) and Komurasaki (writing a verse) 1701 1965.30.130

Creator/Collector: Okumura Masanobu, Japanese, 1686-1764
Physical Description: Oban Woodcut 10 5/8 x 14 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

After an album of portraits of courtesans by Torii Kiyonobu I, "Keisei Ehon," 1700.

Subject

courtesans; leisure; writing (processes); reading; grooming

 

The actors Yamashita Kinsaku and Ichikawa Danjuro II as a courtesan of the Hirano House and a street vendor 1725-1730 1967.25.1

Creator/Collector: Torii Kiyomasu II, Japanese, 1706-1763; published by Igaya Kanemon
Physical Description: Hoso-e, undivided diptych Woodcut printed in black varnish-like ink (urushi-e), with hand-coloring and brass powder 13 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Torii Kiyomasu hitsu at l.l. and l.r.
Provenance: Raymond E. Lewis, San Francisco

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes; props (object genres); female impersonators

 

The actors Onoe Kikugoro I and Nakamura Kiyosaburo as a young seated couple playing a samisen 1750-1758 1965.30.5

Creator/Collector: Ishikawa Toyonobu, Japanese, 1711-1785; published by Urokogataya Magobei
Physical Description: Print Two-color woodcut (benizuri-e) 17 3/8 x 12 3/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Tanjodo Ishikawa Shuha Toyonobu zu and artist's seals, Ishikawa Uji and Toyonobu, near u.r.

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes; sitting; female impersonators; musical instruments

 

Courtesan dreaming of an affair on a pleasure boat on the Sumida River 1770-1773 1965.30.17

Creator/Collector: Isoda Koryusai, Japanese, active 1765-1780s
Physical Description: Hashira-e Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 27 7/8 x 4 7/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Koryusai ga at l.l.

Subject

courtesans; dreams

 

The actor Nakamura Matsue as a woman holding a pipe, from A Picture Book of Theatrical Fans 1770 1969.4.2

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shunsho, Japanese, 1726-1792; published by Kariganeya Ihei
Physical Description: Oban, book page Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 11 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Orrel P. Reed, Jr. in Memory of Mr. Edwin Grabhorn.

Notes

Page from an important book of 106 half-length portraits of kabuki actors, with fan-shaped borders, designed by Shunsho and Ippitsusai Buncho (1760-ca. 1794).
References: Binyon and Sexton 1
Inscription: Recto, Hayashi seal at center left

Subject

drama; actors; female impersonators

 

The actor Ichikawa Danjuro V as Kakogawa Honzo in act 9 of The Storehouse of Loyalty 1776-1780 1965.30.126

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shunsho, Japanese, 1726-1792
Physical Description: Hoso-e Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 12 13/16 x 5 7/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Shunsho ga near l.l.

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes; props (object genres)

 

Ichikawa Danjuro V as a feudal lord 1778-1782 1965.30.125

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shunsho, Japanese, 1726-1792
Physical Description: Hoso-e Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 12 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Shunsho ga near u.r.

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes

 

Interior of Shoin style architecture with dancers performing horse dance or Festivities in a mansion on the first Rat Day of the year, from Perspective Views of Japan ca. 1770 1965.30.25

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Toyoharu, Japanese, 1735-1814; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 3/8 x 15 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Utagawa Toyoharu ga at l.r.

Subject

interiors; rooms; perspective; decorative arts; ceremonies; dance; costumes and clothes; musicians; audiences

 

Couple pausing as they pass Mt. Fuji 1782 1965.30.18

Creator/Collector: Torii Kiyonaga, Japanese, 1752-1815; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Hashira-e Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 27 3/8 x 4 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

First state with poem
References: Hirano 405
Inscription: Recto, signed Kiyonaga ga at l.r.

Subject

genre; men; women; tying; shoes (footwear)

 

The actor Nakamura Sukegoro II as Sasaki ---tane, a feudal lord 1775-1780 1965.30.12

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shunko, Japanese, 1743-1812
Physical Description: Print Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 12 3/8 x 5 15/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Shunko ga near l.l.
Provenance: Frank Lloyd Wright; Charles Vignier

Subject

drama; actors; swords; costumes and clothes

 

The actor Ichikawa Danzo IV as the lion dancer in The Stone Bridge 1776-1785 1965.30.13

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shunko, Japanese, 1743-1812
Physical Description: Hoso-e Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 12 5/8 x 5 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Shunko ga near center left

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes; dance; flowers (plants); butterflies

 

Late Edo

 

Okita of the Naniwaya tea stall and Shiratama, a courtesan of the Tama House 1794-1795 1965.30.21

Creator/Collector: Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese, 1753-1806
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut with yellow background 13 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

An apparently unique impression of the second state of the print with yellow background and the name Okita and the publisher's mark removed.
References: Shogakukan 658; Shibui 216.3.2
Inscription: Recto, signed Utamaro hitsu at center left

Subject

portraits; women; fans (costume accessories)

 

Two women with goldfish 1796 1965.30.118

Creator/Collector: Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese, 1753-1806; published by Uemura
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut with yellow background 14 15/16 x 9 13/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Shogakukan 348.5; Shibui 193.2.1
Inscription: Recto, signed Utamaro hitsu at center right

Subject

genre; women; goldfish; fishes

 

Woman holding a dog, from Five Types of Beautiful Women 1800-1805 1965.30.115A

Creator/Collector: Kitagawa Utamaro, Japanese, 1753-1806; published by Tsuruya Kinzo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 9/16 x 10 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Shogakukan 154.1; Shibui 53.1.1
Inscription: Recto, signed Utamaro hitsu at center right

Subject

genre; women; dogs; pets

 

The actor Sawamura Sojuro III as Enya Hangan in act 1 of The Storehouse of Loyalty, Miyako Theater 1795 1965.30.16

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shun'ei, Japanese, 1762-1819; published by Iwatoya Kisaburo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 7/8 x 9 11/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a series of approximately twenty full-length portraits of actors in roles from the play, "The Storehouse of Loyalty," performed at Edo kabuki theaters in 1795.
Inscription: Recto, signed Shun'ei ga near l.l.

Subject

drama; actors; costumes and clothes

 

The actor Ichikawa Danjuro VI as the renegade samurai Sadakuro in act 5 of The Storehouse of Loyalty, Kiri Theater 1795 1965.30.15

Creator/Collector: Katsukawa Shun'ei, Japanese, 1762-1819; published by Iwatoya Kisaburo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 15 9/16 x 10 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a series of approximately twenty full-length portraits of actors in roles from the play, "The Storehouse of Loyalty," performed at Edo kabuki theaters in 1795.
Inscription: Recto, signed Shun'ei ga at l.r.

Subject

drama; actors; samurai; swords

 

The courtesan Mitsuhama of the Hyogo House or The Courtesan Mitsuhama of the Brothel called Hyogo, from A Mirror of Beautiful Women in the Licensed Quarter 1794-1796 1965.30.23

Creator/Collector: Chokosai Eisho, Japanese, active 1790s; published by Yamaguchiya Chusuke
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut with white mica background 15 7/16 x 10 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Chokosai Eisho ga near l.r.

Subject

portraits; courtesans; hair ornaments

 

Procession before a temple complex, fifth panel from a pentaptych 1794-1798 1965.30.132E

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Toyokuni I, Japanese, 1769-1825; published by Izumiya Ichibei
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Panel depicts attendants carrying the possessions and emblems of a young noble woman.
Inscription: Recto, signed Toyokuni ga at l.r.

Subject

processions; men; women; lifting and carrying; artifacts

 

The actor Onoe Matsusuke II as the carpenter Rokusaburo 1810-1815 1955.2.6

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Toyokuni I, Japanese, 1769-1825; published by Hagiwara
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 7/8 x 10 3/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Toyokuni ga at u.l.

Subject

drama; sets (architectural elements); actors; carpenters; tools

 

Fuji behind the waves off Kanagawa (The Great Wave), from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1831-1833 1965.30.26

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 3/16 x 14 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 13, 1
Inscription: Recto, signed Hokusai aratame litsu hitsu at u.l.

Subject

Japan; Fuji-san; oceans; water waves; boats

 

Fuji and sunset over Ryogoku Bridge from the Onmaya Bank of the Sumida River, from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1831-1833 1965.30.28

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 7/8 x 14 7/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 13, 22; Lane 389
Inscription: Recto, signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu at u.l.; early impression with publisher and censors' marks at l.r. (faint)

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; bridges (built works); ferries; boats; passengers

 

Fuji from the sea off Kazusa Province, from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1831-1833 1965.30.150

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 13, 30; Lane 397
Inscription: Recto, signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu at u.l.

Subject

oceans; sailing ships

 

Fuji from the licensed quarter at Senju, from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1831-1833 1966.24.32

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 x 15 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Ukiyo-e Taikei vol. 13, 38; Lane 405
Inscription: Recto, signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu at u.r.
Provenance: Frank Lloyd Wright; Hayashi Tadamasa

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); Fuji-san; towns; buildings; men; processions; roadside rest areas

 

Kirifuri Waterfall on Kurogami Mountain, Shimotsuke Province, from A Tour of Waterfalls in the Provinces 1833-1834 1965.30.33

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 11/16 x 10 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Morse and Keyes 123, 1
Inscription: Recto, signed zen Hokusai Iitsu hitsu at l.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); waterfalls; travelers; sightseers

 

Net fishing at night, number 3 from One Hundred Poems as Explained by the Old Nurse 1835-1836 1965.30.136

Creator/Collector: Katsushika Hokusai, Japanese, 1760-1849; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 1/16 x 14 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed zen Hokusai (partially effaced) and artist's seal, Manji, at u.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); streams; laborers; pulling; nets (objects); smoke

 

Woman seated beneath a cherry tree 19th c. 1955.2.39

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786-1864; published by Joshuya Kinzo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 1/8 x 9 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Kunisada aratame nidaime Toyokuni ga at left

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); leisure; sitting; women; cherry trees; smoking; pipes (smoking equipment)

 

The Osaka actor Kataoka Gado as An no Heibei in Iris as a Mirror for Men, Nakamura Theater 1855 1955.2.42

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786-1864; published by Tsutaya Kichizo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 13 5/8 x 9 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Toyokuni ga at l.l.; censor's seal r. of signature

Subject

drama; actors; water lilies; kimonos; fans (costume accessories)

 

The wintry blast; Clear weather after a storm; The actor Ichikawa Danjuro VIII as Ashikaga Mitsuuji, from Eight Views for Chapters of The Tale of Genji 1858 1955.2.33

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kunisada, Japanese, 1786-1864; landscape by Utagawa Kunihisa II, Japanese, 1832-1891; published by Kadokin
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 3/16 x 9 11/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Toyokuni ga near l.r. and Kunihisa ga near u.l.

Subject

drama; actors; landscapes (representations); wind; fans (costume accessories)

 

Snowy twilight at Itabana, number 15 from Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road 1835 T.88.11

Creator/Collector: Keisai Eisen, Japanese, 1790-1848; published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 x 14 5/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

One of two designs by Eisen with calligraphy by Utagawa Hiroshige. Second state and unsigned by either artist.
References: Suzuki p. 165

Subject

Japan; winter; landscapes (representations); trees; snow; people; walking

 

Outdoor tea stall at Fukuroi, number 28 from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (The Hoeido, or Great Tokaido) 1832-1833 1965.30.309

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 3/4 x 14 13/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a complete set of Hiroshige's first series of views of the Tokaido Road between Edo and Kyoto. The set of fifty-five subjects began as a joint publication in 1832 or 1833 by Hoeido and Senkakudo, but was completed by Hoeido and issued as a bound set in early 1834.
An early impression with embossing on smoke.
References: Uchida 1; Suzuki 1; Keyes 1; Narazaki 36
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at center left

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); agricultural land; trees; cooking and dining; kettles; fires

 

Procession at a boundary marker near Fujikawa, number 38 from Fifty-Three Stations of the Tokaido (The Hoeido, or Great Tokaido) 1832-1833 1965.30.188

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Takenouchi Magohachi (Hoeido)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Uchida 1; Suzuki 1; Keyes 1; Narazaki 48
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga near l.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); markers (monuments); men; horses

 

Beach at Hamamatsu, number 30 from Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (The Marusei, or Reisho Tokaido) 1848-1850 1966.24.20

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Maruya Seijiro (Marusei)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 3/4 x 14 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a series of fifty-five subjects with the series title written in formal script (reisho).
References: Uchida 3; Suzuki 2; Keyes 14
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga and artist's seal, Hiro, near u.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); oceans; water waves; beaches; people; pine; trees

 

Women on balcony of a teahouse in Kanagawa, number 4 from the Fifty-three Stations (Jimbutsu Tokaido) 1851-1852 1965.30.299d

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Muraichi
Physical Description: 1/2 oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 9/16 x 6 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a complete set of fifty-six views of the Tokaido Road in half-block format printed on undivided oban sheets. The set is often called the Jimbutsu (or figure) Tokaido because human figures are prominent in each design. The lanterns hanging from the teahouse eaves are decorated with Hiroshige's diamond-shaped emblem.
References: Uchida 14; Suzuki 12; Keyes 20
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.r.

Subject

balconies; women; kimonos; lanterns (lighting devices)

 

Snow at Fujisawa, number 7 from the Fifty-three Stations (Jimbutsu Tokaido) 1851-1852 1965.30.299g

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Muraichi
Physical Description: 1/2 oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 11/16 x 6 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Uchida 14; Suzuki 12; Keyes 20
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.l.

Subject

Japan; winter; snow; trees; women, walking; umbrellas

 

Fording the Oi River at Shimada, number 24 from the Fifty-three Stations (Jimbutsu Tokaido) 1852 1965.30.299x

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Muraichi
Physical Description: 1/2 oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Uchida 14; Suzuki 12; Keyes 20
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at u.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; watercraft; ferries; men; women; lifting and carrying

 

Women washing cloth in Toya River near Okazaki, number 39 from the Fifty-three Stations (Jimbutsu Tokaido) 1852 1965.30.299mm

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Muraichi
Physical Description: 1/2 oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 5/8 x 6 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Uchida 14; Suzuki 12; Keyes 20
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; bridges; women, washing

 

Abalone, sayori and blossoming peach branch, from an untitled set of ten prints of fish 1832-1834 1965.30.105

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Nishimuraya Yohachi (Eijudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

The woodcut appeared originally in a privately published album. This is an example of the print's first commercial publication, with the publisher's seal and without a centerfold.
References: Suzuki p. 191-192
Inscription: Recto, signed Ichiryusai Hiroshige ga at l.l.; publisher's seal at l.l.

Subject

still lifes; abalone shell; fishes; flowers (plants)

 

Night rain at Karasaki, from Eight Views of Omi Province 1833-1834 1965.30.63

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Yamamoto Heikichi (Eikyudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 171
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at u.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); lakes; coastlines; pine; trees; dwellings; rain; boats

 

Yase Village, number 7 from Famous Places in Kyoto 1834 1965.30.73

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Kawaguchi Shozo (Eisendo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 5/8 x 14 9/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 164
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga near u.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); paths; laborers; lifting and carrying

 

Karuizawa, number 19 from Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road 1835-1836 1965.30.225

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Iseya Rihei (Kinjudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 10 x 14 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a set of seventy subjects begun by Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) and the publisher Hoeido in 1835 and completed by Hiroshige and the publisher Kinjudo between 1836 and 1839. The collector Frank Lloyd Wright added color to this late impression of Karuizawa by Hiroshige.
References: Suzuki p. 165
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.r.; Tokaido seal at l.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); fires; trees; agricultural land; paths; men; horseback riding

 

Rain at Suhara, number 40 from Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road 1835-1836 1965.30.76

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Iseya Rihei (Kinjudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 15/16 x 14 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 165
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga and artist's seal, Ichiryusai, at l.l.; publisher's seal at u.l.

Subject

Japan; rain; temples; people; running; equestrians

 

Ferry boats at Ota, number 52 from Sixty-nine Stations of the Kisokaido Road 1838-1839 1965.30.235

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Iseya Rihei (Kinjudo)
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Early impression of the first state.
References: Suzuki p. 165
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga and artist's seal, Ichiryusai, at u.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; pulling boats; ferries; travelers

 

Isami Rokichiro meets Rokuyaon Gundayu, the man who murdered his parents, number 57 from Pictures to Match the Ogura Anthology of One Hundred Poems 1843-1846 1966.24.39

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Ibaya Senzaburo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 3/16 x 9 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a series of 100 pictures of legendary and historical subjects suggested by verses in an anthology of poems. The artists Hiroshige, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) and Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1864) contributed to the series.
References: Suzuki p. 188
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga and emblem at center right

Subject

legends (folk tales); combat; anger; weapons

 

Takano Moronao wooing Lady Kaoya, number 90 from Pictures to Match the Ogura Anthology of One Hundred Poems 1847-1848 1966.24.40

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Ibaya Senzaburo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 1/4 x 9 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 188
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga and emblem seal at center left

Subject

sitting; men; women; courtship; kimonos; butterflies

 

Hawk in pine with rising sun 1852 1966.24.47

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Sanoya Kihei
Physical Description: Oban, vertical diptych Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 29 3/4 x 9 13/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige hitsu and artist's seal, Ichiryusai, near l.l.

Subject

birds of prey; hawks; pine; trees

 

Plum orchard at Kamata, number 27 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 1857 1965.30.332a

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Uoya Eikichi
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 1/16 x 9 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 143-147; Smith 27
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga near l.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); orchards; parks (grounds); huts; trees

 

Night views of Matsuchi Hill and the entrance of the Sanya Canal from the Sumida River, number 34 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 1857 1965.30.96

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Uoya Eikichi
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 13 11/16 x 9 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 143-147; Smith 34
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.r.

Subject

Japan; night; rivers; trees; women, walking; kimonos

 

Distant view of Azuma Bridge and Kinryuzan Temple from a pleasure boat, number 39 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 1857 1965.30.329

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Uoya Eikichi
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 13 15/16 x 9 9/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 143-147; Smith 39
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.r.

Subject

Japan; boats; passengers; coastlines; buildings

 

Komagata Hall and Azuma Bridge, number 62 from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo 1857 1965.30.313

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Uoya Eikichi
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 13 3/4 x 8 15/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 143-147; Smith 64; Lane p. 247
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at center left

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); birds; pulling boats; rivers; buildings

 

Mountains and rivers on the Kiso Road 1857 1965.30.112

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Tsutaya Kichizo
Physical Description: Oban, triptych Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 15 x 30 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From an untitled series of triptychs on the theme of snow, moon and flowers.
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige hitsu and artist's seal at l.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); mountains; rivers; snow; winter

 

Waterfall in the mountains of Izu, number 22 from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1858 1965.30.114

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Tsutaya Kichizo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

From a set of thirty-six woodblock prints approved by Japanese censors in early 1858 but published after Hiroshige's death later that year.
References: Suzuki p. 167
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga at l.l.

Subject

Japan; Fuji-san; landscapes (representations); waterfalls; mountains

 

The pine forest of Mio in Suruga Province, number 24 from Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji 1858 1965.30.113

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Hiroshige, Japanese, 1797-1858; published by Tsutaya Kichizo
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 5/16 x 9 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

References: Suzuki p. 167
Inscription: Recto, signed Hiroshige ga near l.l.

Subject

Japan; Fuji-san; landscapes (representations); mountains; bodies of water; boats

 

Night street in the Yoshiwara brothel district after 1844 1965.30.135

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797-1861; published by Iseya Soemon
Physical Description: Print Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

An untrimmed fan-shaped print.
Inscription: Recto, signed Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga and artist's seal, paulownia crest, at l.r.

Subject

Japan; city and town life; intoxication; dancing; walking; men; women; street vendors; lanterns (lighting devices)

 

Battle of Uji River or Hatakeyama Shigetada fording the Uji River 1955.2.17

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Japanese, 1797-1861; published by Enshuya Hikobei
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 14 3/4 x 10 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Ichiryusai Kuniyoshi ga and artist's seal, paulounia, at l.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; water waves; warriors; horses; swimming

 

Flower viewing in the third month or Girls painting a moustache on a sleeping lute player, from Five Seasonal Festivals 1835 1965.30.131

Creator/Collector: Hashimoto Sadahide, Japanese, 1807-1873; published by Tsujiyasu
Physical Description: Print Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 11/16 x 11 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Sadahide ga at l.l.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); girls; musicians; sleeping; lutes; tents; practical jokes

 

Geisha watching a rainbow arch across the Sumida River, from Famous Places in the Eastern Capital 1830-1840 1965.30.133

Creator/Collector: Hashimoto Sadahide, Japanese, 1807-1873; published by Ibaya Kyuhei
Physical Description: Print Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 8 11/16 x 11 3/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Purchased from the Frank Lloyd Wright Collection.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Gountei Sadahide ga at l.r.

Subject

Japan; landscapes (representations); rivers; coastlines; rainbows; geishas

 

A view of Akabane or Women and children at a tea stall before a daimyo's mansion, from Famous Places in the East 1855 1955.2.26

Creator/Collector: Utagawa Kunisato, Japanese, died 1858; published by Sanoya Kihei
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 15 x 10 1/8 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Kunisato ga at l.r.

Subject

women; children; kimonos; buildings

 

The actors Nakamura Shikan IV and Sawamura Tossho as Tsukamoto the fox of Kawachi and Chieda the fox of Izumi, from A New Selection of Actors Reflected in Scattered Square Paintings 1868 1955.2.8

Creator/Collector: Toyohara Kunichika, Japanese, 1835-1900; published by Gusokuya Kahei
Physical Description: Oban Full-color woodcut (nishiki-e) 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Grunwald.

Notes

Inscription: Recto, signed Oju Kunichika hitsu and artist's seal, Toshidama, at l.r.

Subject

drama; actors

 

Meiji

 

Yodo no Kimi seated in smoke, from A Yoshitoshi Miscellany of Figures from History 1873 1991.38.14

Creator/Collector: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839-1892; published by Masadaya Heikichi
Physical Description: Oban Color woodcut 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

The Eugene L. and Davida R. Trope Collection.

Notes

References: Keyes 280.10
Inscription: Recto, signed Ikkaisai Yoshitoshi hitsu at l.r.

Subject

legends (folk tales); mistresses; kimonos; smoke; destruction

 

Ushiwaka and Benkei duelling on Gojo Bridge or Gojo Bridge, an episode from the Life of Yoshitsune, Chronicles of Yoshitsune 1881 1991.38.22a-c

Creator/Collector: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839-1892; published by Morimoto Junzaburo
Physical Description: Oban, triptych Color woodcut 14 x 27 15/16 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts

Custodial History

The Eugene L. and Davida R. Trope Collection.

Notes

References: Keyes 440
Inscription: Recto, signed Taiso Yoshitoshi ga and artist's seal at l.r.

Subject

Japan; bridges (built works); battles; warriors; weapons

 

The ferocity of Tametomo driving away the small-pox demons, from New Forms of Thirty-six Ghosts 1890 1991.38.5

Creator/Collector: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839-1892; published by Sasaki Toyokichi
Physical Description: Oban Color woodcut 14 3/8 x 10 inches
Contributing Institution: Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts, UCLA Hammer Museum

Custodial History

The Eugene L. and Davida R. Trope Collection.

Notes

References: Keyes 509.19
Inscription: Recto, signed Yoshitoshi and Taiso seal at l.r.

Subject

rulers (people); samurai; weapons; demons; disease