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View of Fuji from Miho Bay

Utagawa Toyokuni III (Kunisada)

Asian Art

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.
MEDIUM Woodblock color print
DATES May 1830
PERIOD Edo Period
DIMENSIONS Sheet: 8 13/16 x 11 7/16 in. (22.4 x 29.1 cm)  (show scale)
SIGNATURE Kochoro Kunisada ga
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Gift of Louis V. Ledoux
RIGHTS STATEMENT No known copyright restrictions
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CAPTION 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
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