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    The actors Osagawa Tsuneyo II as a woman and Matsumoto Koshiro IV as a samurai (nidai Osagawa Tsuneyo; yondai Matsumoto Koshiro)

    Katsukawa Shunzan

    Ca. 1789
    The actors Osagawa Tsuneyo II as a woman and Matsumoto Koshiro IV as a samurai (nidai Osagawa Tsuneyo; yondai Matsumoto Koshiro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 30.6 x 13.8 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1157A

  • Objects

    The actors Osagawa Tsuneyo II as a woman and Matsumoto Koshiro IV as a samurai (nidai Osagawa Tsuneyo; yondai Matsumoto Koshiro)

    Katsukawa Shunzan

    Ca. 1789
    The actors Osagawa Tsuneyo II as a woman and Matsumoto Koshiro IV as a samurai (nidai Osagawa Tsuneyo; yondai Matsumoto Koshiro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 30.6 x 13.8 cm (12 1/16 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1157

  • Objects

    Ishikawa DanjuroIII (Sandaime Ishikawa Danjuro)

    Ishikawa Toyonobu

    1740’s
    Ishikawa DanjuroIII (Sandaime Ishikawa Danjuro)
    Polychrome wood block print with marbled background
    Sheet: 33.7 x 46.7 cm (13 1/4 x 18 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1067

  • Objects

    Bush-clover garden, Ryoganji, Mimeguri Shrine (Hagi no niwa: Ryoganji Mimeguri)

    Hosoda Eishi

    Ca.1787
    Bush-clover garden, Ryoganji, Mimeguri Shrine (Hagi no niwa: Ryoganji Mimeguri)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Overall: 38.4 x 74.6 cm (15 1/8 x 29 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1121

  • Objects

    Yamauba and Her Son Kintaro

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    1823/1
    Yamauba and Her Son Kintaro
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 21.1 cm (8 5/16 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.8

  • Objects

    Tango (5th day of the 5th month; the Boy's Festival) (Tango)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Amusements of children during the Five Festivals, ca. 1794
    Tango (5th day of the 5th month; the Boy’s Festival) (Tango)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 37.8 x 23.8 cm (14 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1123

  • Objects

    Pheasant, bird and peonies (Botan ni kinkei to kotori)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Pheasant, bird and peonies (Botan ni kinkei to kotori)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 70.5 x 11.3 cm (27 3/4 x 4 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.646

  • Objects

    Ichikawa Yaozo II

    Ippitsusai Bunchō

    Ca. 1770
    Ichikawa Yaozo II
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 29.8 x 14.3 cm (11 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches) (Mat size: B)
    Museum collection, by exchange 47.018

  • Objects

    Fidelity (Shin)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    The Five Cardinal Virtues, ca. 1767
    Fidelity (Shin)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 26.7 x 20.2 cm (10 1/2 x 7 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1078

  • Objects

    Takeuchi no Sukune Praying by the Sea

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    Five Examples of Long Life, 1823/1
    Takeuchi no Sukune Praying by the Sea
    Polychrome woodblock print with embossing
    Length: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.13

  • Objects

    The actors Ichimura Takenojo as Kudo Suketsune and Sanjo Kantaro as the princess Tatsuhime in the play Hinazuru unagasu Soga performed at the Ichimura Theatre 1722.11

    Nishimura Shigenaga

    Late 1730’s
    The actors Ichimura Takenojo as Kudo Suketsune and Sanjo Kantaro as the princess Tatsuhime in the play Hinazuru unagasu Soga performed at the Ichimura Theatre 1722.11
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 33.7 x 15.9 cm (13 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1064

  • Objects

    Cormorants on boat and pinks (Nadeshiko ni ubune)

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    1770’s
    Cormorants on boat and pinks (Nadeshiko ni ubune)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 26.5 x 17.8 cm (10 7/16 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.544

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    Huang Chuping with a stone Goate (Huang Chuping and the Goat)

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    1823/1
    Huang Chuping with a stone Goate (Huang Chuping and the Goat)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 21.9 cm (8 5/8 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.7

  • Objects

    Courtesan Fujinoto smoking by a heater (kotatsu) (Fujinoto)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    From the Illustrated Book of Collected Beauties from the Licensed Quarter (Ehon seiro bijin awase), 1770
    Courtesan Fujinoto smoking by a heater (kotatsu) (Fujinoto)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 21.4 x 14.6 cm (8 7/16 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1079

  • Objects

    Walking in the rain (Ame)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    Ca.1767
    Walking in the rain (Ame)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 27.6 x 20.6 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1080

  • Objects

    Tethered falcon (Taka)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Tethered falcon (Taka)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 25.2 x 17.8 cm (9 15/16 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.543

  • Objects

    Cormorant and egret (U to sagi)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase ), ca. 1790
    Cormorant and egret (U to sagi)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 22.5 x 37.2 cm (8 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.003

  • Objects

    Kingfisher and Iris (Kakitsubata ni kawasemi)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Kingfisher and Iris (Kakitsubata ni kawasemi)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Hashira-e: 64.8 x 12.1 cm (25 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.637

  • Objects

    Akuta River (Akutagawa)

    Nishimura Shigenaga

    Tales of Ise, ca. 1720’s
    Akuta River (Akutagawa)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 28.9 x 13.8 cm (11 3/8 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1065

  • Objects

    Hawk and plum (Ume ni taka)

    Shigemasa

    1770’s-early 1780’s
    Hawk and plum (Ume ni taka)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 24.5 x 17.9 cm (9 5/8 x 7 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.364

  • Objects

    Jinjitsu (7th day of the 1st month)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Amusements of children during the Five Festivals, ca. 1794
    Jinjitsu (7th day of the 1st month)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 37.8 x 25.2 cm (14 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1122

  • Objects

    Pheasants and pine in snow (Sessho ni kinkei)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Pheasants and pine in snow (Sessho ni kinkei)
    Polychrome woodblock pillar print
    Image: 70.5 x 12.7 cm (27 3/4 x 5 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.638

  • Objects

    Cockerel, hen and Japanese meadow buntin (Niwatori to hojiro)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase ), ca. 1790
    Cockerel, hen and Japanese meadow buntin (Niwatori to hojiro)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 23.7 x 37.3 cm (9 5/16 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.007

  • Objects

    Plum (Ume)

    Gyodai

    Plum (Ume)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 19.4 x 16.7 cm (7 5/8 x 6 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.624

  • Objects

    Partridges (Shako)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Partridges (Shako)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.9 x 36.5 cm (9 x 14 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.531.1

  • Objects

    Parody of Kinko (Mitate kinko)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    Ca. 1768
    Parody of Kinko (Mitate kinko)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 69.2 x 11.9 cm (27 1/4 x 4 11/16 inches)
    Bequest of Isaac C. Bates 13.1050

  • Objects

    Courtesan and kamuro (Yujo to kamuro)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    Ca. 1770
    Courtesan and kamuro (Yujo to kamuro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 68.6 x 11.9 cm (27 x 4 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1087

  • Objects

    Urashima Taro

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    Five Examples of Long Life, 1823/1
    Urashima Taro
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 22.1 cm (8 11/16 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.12

  • Objects

    Courtesan Utena of the Shinkanaya by a hibachi (Shinkanaya Utena)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    From the Illustrated Book of Collected Beauties from the Licensed Quarter (Ehon seiro bijin awase), 1770
    Courtesan Utena of the Shinkanaya by a hibachi (Shinkanaya Utena)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 21.6 x 14.6 cm (8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1081

  • Objects

    The actor Nakayama Tomisaburo

    Katsukawa Shun'ei

    Ca. 1790
    The actor Nakayama Tomisaburo
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 27.2 x 12.2 cm (10 11/16 x 4 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1108

  • Objects

    Picking persimmons (Kakitsumu)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    Ca.1767
    Picking persimmons (Kakitsumu)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 28.1 x 17.8 cm (11 1/16 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1077

  • Objects

    Cranes and pines (Tsuru to matsu)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Ca. 1775
    Cranes and pines (Tsuru to matsu)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 35.7 x 23.7 cm (14 1/16 x 9 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.547

  • Objects

    Bunting (Gabicho)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Bunting (Gabicho)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.7 x 36.2 cm (8 15/16 x 14 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.526.1

  • Objects

    Beauty and birdcage (Bijin to torikago)

    Suzuki Harunobu

    Ca. 1770
    Beauty and birdcage (Bijin to torikago)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 67 x 12.2 cm (26 3/8 x 4 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1086

  • Objects

    Yellow-billed grosbeak, male white-backed woodpecker (Mamemawashi kitsutsuki)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Yellow-billed grosbeak, male white-backed woodpecker (Mamemawashi kitsutsuki)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.7 x 37 cm (8 15/16 x 14 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.002

  • Objects

    Segawa Kikunojo II as the princess Usuyukihime (Nidai Segawa Kikunojo Usuyukihime)

    Torii Kiyomitsu I

    Ca. 1760
    Segawa Kikunojo II as the princess Usuyukihime (Nidai Segawa Kikunojo Usuyukihime)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 31.1 x 13.7 cm (12 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1073

  • Objects

    Mallard ducks, kingfisher (Kamo kawasemi)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Mallard ducks, kingfisher (Kamo kawasemi)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23.5 x 37 cm (9 1/4 x 14 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.014

  • Objects

    Quail, skylark (Uzura hibari)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Quail, skylark (Uzura hibari)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 23.2 x 37.3 cm (9 1/8 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.001

  • Objects

    Courtesan and Attendants

    Hayami Shungyosai

    1823/1
    Courtesan and Attendants
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.5

  • Objects

    Figures at a temple gate (Nio mon)

    Katsukawa Shunzan

    Ca. 1790
    Figures at a temple gate (Nio mon)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 37.2 x 25.1 cm (14 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1130

  • Objects

    Long-tailed tit and white eyes (Enaga mejiro)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Long-tailed tit and white eyes (Enaga mejiro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.5 x 37.2 cm (8 7/8 x 14 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.013

  • Objects

    Falcon (Yokin)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Falcon (Yokin)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 22.7 x 36.8 cm (8 15/16 x 14 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1152

  • Objects

    Ducks (Kamo)

    Nishimura Shigenaga

    1740’s
    Ducks (Kamo)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 33.5 x 15.1 cm (13 3/16 x 5 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.291

  • Objects

    Orchids, Butterfly, and Rock (Jiezi yuan hua zhuan)

    Unknown artist, Chinese

    Mustard Seed Garden Manual of Painting, possibly 1701 edition
    Orchids, Butterfly, and Rock (Jiezi yuan hua zhuan)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 26.7 cm (10 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.610

  • Objects

    Otani Hiroji II (Nidai Otani Hiroji)

    Torii Kiyoshige

    Collected nicknames of the floating world, 1750s-1760s
    Otani Hiroji II (Nidai Otani Hiroji)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 29.4 x 13.2 cm (11 9/16 x 5 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1074

  • Objects

    Segawa Kikunojo I as a courtesan (Segawa Kikunojo)

    Okumura Toshinobu

    1740’s
    Segawa Kikunojo I as a courtesan (Segawa Kikunojo)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 31 x 14.6 cm (12 3/16 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1058

  • Objects

    Peacock and insect (Kujaku to mushi)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Peacock and insect (Kujaku to mushi)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 26 x 17.8 cm (10 1/4 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.548

  • Objects

    Actor as a street vendor selling hand towels and scent pouches in the shapes of kimono sleeves (Sanogawa Ichimatsu?)

    Torii Kiyotomo

    Mid-1720s
    Actor as a street vendor selling hand towels and scent pouches in the shapes of kimono sleeves (Sanogawa Ichimatsu?)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 30.3 x 15.1 cm (11 15/16 x 5 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1061

  • Objects

    Goshawk, thick-billed shrike (Taka mozu)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Goshawk, thick-billed shrike (Taka mozu)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23.3 x 37.3 cm (9 3/16 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.008

  • Objects

    Dragon and tiger (Ryuko)

    Shigemasa

    1770’s
    Dragon and tiger (Ryuko)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 70.5 x 12.1 cm (27 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1093

  • Objects

    The actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in a scene from Soga monogatari (The Revenge of the Soga Brothers) (godai Ichikawa Danj?r?Soga monogatari)

    Katsukawa Shunkō

    Late 1770’s
    The actor Ichikawa Danjuro V in a scene from Soga monogatari (The Revenge of the Soga Brothers) (godai Ichikawa Danj?r?Soga monogatari)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 30.8 x 13.3 cm (12 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1332

  • Objects

    Quail (Chikukei)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Quail (Chikukei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 22.4 x 34.8 cm (8 13/16 x 13 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1150

  • Objects

    The actor Nakamura Tomijuro in a female role (Nakamura Tomijuro)

    Katsukawa Shunshō

    1770’s
    The actor Nakamura Tomijuro in a female role (Nakamura Tomijuro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 30.6 x 14.8 cm (12 1/16 x 5 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1104

  • Objects

    Bush warbler and morning glories (Asagao ni uguisu)

    Shigemasa

    1770’s-1780’s
    Bush warbler and morning glories (Asagao ni uguisu)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 25.2 x 18.6 cm (9 15/16 x 7 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1094

  • Objects

    Great tit, Japanese robin (Shijukara komadori)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Great tit, Japanese robin (Shijukara komadori)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.7 x 37.3 cm (8 15/16 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.009

  • Objects

    Copper pheasants, wagtail (Yamadori sekirei)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Copper pheasants, wagtail (Yamadori sekirei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23.8 x 37.3 cm (9 3/8 x 14 11/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.010

  • Objects

    Rock ptarmigan and pine (Matsu ni raicho)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    1770’s
    Rock ptarmigan and pine (Matsu ni raicho)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 25.4 x 19.1 cm (10 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.550

  • Objects

    Rain at the Sumida River (Sumida no ame)

    Katsukawa Shuncho

    Ca. 1790
    Rain at the Sumida River (Sumida no ame)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 36.5 x 23.5 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1128

  • Objects

    Oriole (Kori)

    Keisai Eisen

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Oriole (Kori)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.7 x 36.4 cm (8 15/16 x 14 5/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.525.1

  • Objects

    Quail (Chikukei)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Quail (Chikukei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.9 x 36.5 cm (9 x 14 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.529.1

  • Objects

    Silver pheasants (Hakukan)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Silver pheasants (Hakukan)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.5 x 36.7 cm (8 7/8 x 14 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.530.1

  • Objects

    The actor Segawa Kikunojo II playing a hand drum (nidai Segawa Kikunojo)

    Torii Kiyomitsu I

    Early 1760s
    The actor Segawa Kikunojo II playing a hand drum (nidai Segawa Kikunojo)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 31 x 13.8 cm (12 3/16 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1072

  • Objects

    Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Benten ( Osagawa tsuneyo nidai benten)

    Katsukawa Shunkō

    1770’s
    Osagawa Tsuneyo II as Benten ( Osagawa tsuneyo nidai benten)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 31.9 x 14.6 cm (12 9/16 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1115

  • Objects

    The actor Ichikawa Danjuro V as Enya Hangan in Chushingura (Enya Hangan Ichikawa Danjuro godai)

    Kitao Masanobu

    Late 1770’s-early 1780’s
    The actor Ichikawa Danjuro V as Enya Hangan in Chushingura (Enya Hangan Ichikawa Danjuro godai)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 31.1 x 13.8 cm (12 1/4 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1116

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    Asahina with a Turtle (from a Soga play)

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    From an untitled series, 1823/1
    Asahina with a Turtle (from a Soga play)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 21.1 cm (8 5/16 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.2

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    Copper pheasants, wagtail (Yamadori sekirei)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    Momo chidori kyoka awase (A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems), ca. 1790
    Copper pheasants, wagtail (Yamadori sekirei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 22.9 x 37 cm (9 x 14 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1139

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    Dong Fangso Stealing the Peaches of Immortality

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    Five Examples of Long Life, 1823/1
    Dong Fangso Stealing the Peaches of Immortality
    Polychrome woodblock print with embossing
    Length: 22.9 cm (9 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.11

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    The left panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Yugiri of the Ogiya (OgiyaYugiri)

    Ishikawa Toyonobu

    Left sheet (naka) of the triptych of Miyakoji kobai, 1730’s
    The left panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Yugiri of the Ogiya (OgiyaYugiri)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 31 x 14.3 cm (12 3/16 x 5 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1068

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    Kikujido by a Waterfall

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    Five Examples of a Long LIfe, 1823/1
    Kikujido by a Waterfall
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.10

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    Golden pheasants and bush clover (Hagi ni kiji)

    Shigemasa

    1770’s-early 1780’s
    Golden pheasants and bush clover (Hagi ni kiji)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Plate: 24.8 x 18.7 cm (9 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.363

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    Wagtail (Sekirei)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Wagtail (Sekirei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23 x 36.7 cm (9 1/16 x 14 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.524.1

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    Choyo (9th day of the 9th month; Chrysanthemum Festival)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Amusements of children during the Five Festivals, ca. 1794
    Choyo (9th day of the 9th month; Chrysanthemum Festival)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 37.9 x 23.3 cm (14 15/16 x 9 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1124

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    Autumn moon, Ishiyama Temple (Ishiyama shugetsu)

    Nishimura Shigenaga

    Eight views of Omi [Lake Biwa], ca. 1720’s
    Autumn moon, Ishiyama Temple (Ishiyama shugetsu)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 28.4 x 13 cm (11 3/16 x 5 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1063

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    Cat dipping a paw in a goldfish bowl

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Ca. 1774
    Cat dipping a paw in a goldfish bowl
    Polychrome wood block
    Plate: 25.6 x 19.1 cm (10 1/16 x 7 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1088

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    Gray starling (Hakutoo)

    Kitao Masayoshi

    Raikin zui (Pictures of imported birds), ca. 1795
    Gray starling (Hakutoo)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 22.9 x 35.1 cm (9 x 13 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.527.1

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    A Geisha and Her Guest on a Veranda

    Yanagawa Shigenobu

    Probably 1823/1
    A Geisha and Her Guest on a Veranda
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Length: 22.2 cm (8 3/4 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.9

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    Ten scenes around Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa (Asakusa kinryuzan jukkyo)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Ca. 1783
    Ten scenes around Kinryuzan Temple, Asakusa (Asakusa kinryuzan jukkyo)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Image: 21.4 x 15.7 cm (8 7/16 x 6 3/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1118

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    Swallows, pheasant (Tsubame kiji)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Swallows, pheasant (Tsubame kiji)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.9 x 37.2 cm (9 x 14 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.005

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    Golden pheasant, peony and pine (Matsu to botan ni kinkei)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Ca. 1780
    Golden pheasant, peony and pine (Matsu to botan ni kinkei)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 63.7 x 10.3 cm (25 1/16 x 4 1/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1090

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    Scops owl, bullfinches (Mimizuku uso)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Scops owl, bullfinches (Mimizuku uso)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23.3 x 37.2 cm (9 3/16 x 14 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.011

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    Ro (Seaweed), episode 2 from Ise Monogatari (Ro)

    Katsukawa Shunshō

    Fashionable brocade pictures of Tales of Ise, ca. 1772-1773
    Ro (Seaweed), episode 2 from Ise Monogatari (Ro)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 22.4 x 15.6 cm (8 13/16 x 6 1/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1105

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    Mandarin ducks and plum in snow (Setsubai ni oshidori)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Mid 18th century-late 18th century
    Mandarin ducks and plum in snow (Setsubai ni oshidori)
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 23.8 x 17.8 cm (9 3/8 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.546

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    The actors Tamazawa Saijiro as Koto no naishi; NakamuraShichisaburo II as Yoshisada (Nitta Yoshisada); and Toshigawa…as Daito no miya (Princess Daito)

    Torii Kiyomasu II

    Late 1720s-early 1730s
    The actors Tamazawa Saijiro as Koto no naishi; NakamuraShichisaburo II as Yoshisada (Nitta Yoshisada); and Toshigawa…as Daito no miya (Princess Daito)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 31 x 14.6 cm (12 3/16 x 5 3/4 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1055

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    Pheasant and pine (Matsu ni kiji)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Ca. 1780
    Pheasant and pine (Matsu ni kiji)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 61.6 x 10 cm (24 1/4 x 3 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.634

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    Bush warbler and plum (Ume ni uguisu)

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    Bush warbler and plum (Ume ni uguisu)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 18.9 x 22.4 cm (7 7/16 x 8 13/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.627

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    The actor Arashi Hinaji as a courtesan (Arashi hinaji)

    Torii Kiyomitsu I

    1760s
    The actor Arashi Hinaji as a courtesan (Arashi hinaji)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 31.1 x 14 cm (12 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1071

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    The right panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Koito of the Itoya

    Ishikawa Toyonobu

    Right sheet (migi) of the triptych of Miyakoji kobai, 1730’s
    The right panel of a triptych showing the courtesan Koito of the Itoya
    Polychrome wood block print
    Sheet: 31.4 x 13.8 cm (12 3/8 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1069

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    The actor Anegawa Daikichi as the wife Okuwa (Anegawa Daikichi:...nyobo Okuwa)

    Torii Kiyomitsu I

    Late 1750’s - early 1760’s
    The actor Anegawa Daikichi as the wife Okuwa (Anegawa Daikichi:…nyobo Okuwa)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Sheet: 30.2 x 14 cm (11 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1070

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    Winter wren, water snipe (Misosazai shigi)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Winter wren, water snipe (Misosazai shigi)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 22.4 x 37 cm (8 13/16 x 14 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.004

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    Kneeling Woman: "Red"

    Ryuryukyo Shinsai

    Five Colors
    Kneeling Woman: “Red”
    Polychrome woodblock print with embossing
    Length: 21.6 cm (8 1/2 inches)
    Gift of George Pierce Metcalf 56.039.18

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    Actor in a female role (Onnagata)

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    Early 18th century
    Actor in a female role (Onnagata)
    Polychrome woodblock print with glue and metallic powders
    Sheet: 25.1 x 13.8 cm (9 7/8 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1329

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    The actor Ichikawa Yaozo III in a samurai role (sandai Ichikawa Yaozo)

    Katsukawa Shun'ei

    Ca. 1790
    The actor Ichikawa Yaozo III in a samurai role (sandai Ichikawa Yaozo)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 30.8 x 13.8 cm (12 1/8 x 5 7/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1107

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    Actor in a female role (Onnagata)

    Unknown artist, Japanese

    Early 18th century
    Actor in a female role (Onnagata)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 23 x 11.8 cm (9 1/16 x 4 5/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1303

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    The actor Nakamura Noshio II in a female role (nidai Nakamura Noshio)

    Katsukawa Shunkō

    Ca. 1790
    The actor Nakamura Noshio II in a female role (nidai Nakamura Noshio)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 26.2 x 15.1 cm (10 5/16 x 5 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1113

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    Ebisu

    Okumura Masanobu

    Mid 1740’s
    Ebisu
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 29.5 x 15.1 cm (11 5/8 x 5 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1057

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    The beloved wife: chapter 10[man playing Sugeroku in a teahouse] (Koi nyobo judanme)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Ongyokushu, ca. 1789
    The beloved wife: chapter 10[man playing Sugeroku in a teahouse] (Koi nyobo judanme)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 35.7 x 25.2 cm (14 1/16 x 9 15/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1119

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    Beauty and willow (Bijin to yanagi)

    Torii Kiyonaga

    Ca. 1780
    Beauty and willow (Bijin to yanagi)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Image: 67.6 x 11.6 cm (26 5/8 x 4 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1120

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    Jay, boreal owl (Kashidori fukuro)

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    A myriad of birds compared with kyoka poems (Momo chidori kyoka awase), ca. 1790
    Jay, boreal owl (Kashidori fukuro)
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 23.5 x 37 cm (9 1/4 x 14 9/16 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 38.006

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    A parody (mitate) of Act 5 of Chushingura (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers) with a courtesan of the Naniwaya (go-danme (Act 5) Naniwaya (inscribed to l. of figure) )

    Kitagawa Utamaro

    Chushingura parodied by famous beauties: a set of 12 prints, ca. 1794-1795
    A parody (mitate) of Act 5 of Chushingura (Treasury of the Loyal Retainers) with a courtesan of the Naniwaya (go-danme (Act 5) Naniwaya (inscribed to l. of figure) )
    Polychrome woodblock print
    Plate: 37 x 25.1 cm (14 9/16 x 9 7/8 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. Gustav Radeke 20.1145

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    Mount Fuji, Falcon and Aubergines (Fuji to taka to nasu)

    Isoda Koryūsai

    Ca. 1775
    Mount Fuji, Falcon and Aubergines (Fuji to taka to nasu)
    Color woodblock print
    Plate: 26.5 x 17.8 cm (10 7/16 x 7 inches)
    Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr. 34.542