View of Fuji from Miho Bay
Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada)
On View: Great Hall, 1st Floor
Fan-shaped prints became a popular during the Edo period. Since they were often cut and glued to fans, few of these designs have survived. Kunisada excelled at fan-shaped prints and designed works that capitalized on the unusual shape. This landscape print was completed entirely in shades of blue, a style called aizuri-e that was in vogue after the 1820s when synthetic blue pigment began being imported from Europe. Kunisada produced relatively few landscape designs during his career, and this one is particularly unusual for its avoidance of outlines.
Woodblock color print
Sheet: 8 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (22.4 x 29.1 cm) (show scale)
Kochoro Kunisada ga
Gift of Louis V. Ledoux
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Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada) (Japanese, 1786-1864). View of Fuji from Miho Bay, May 1830. Woodblock color print, Sheet: 8 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (22.4 x 29.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Louis V. Ledoux, 40.137 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 40.137_IMLS_PS3.jpg)
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