Masterpiece Ukiyo-e Collection - Part 2


Masterpiece Ukiyo-e Collection - Part 2
Print set



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Together with Part 1 (accession number 00016 in the Mokuhankan Collection), this collection follows the history of ukiyo-e in reproduced prints by Takamizawa. The two sets are in rough chronological order and follow different techniques through history, starting with sumizuri-e, moving through tan-e, urushi-e, beni-e, and so on.

This set is the second of the two, and mainly features o-ban nishiki-e ("large size brocade prints"), also known as an o-nishiki.

While the works of several famous ukiyo-e artists such as Utamaro and Hokusai are featured in the set, many lesser-known prints are also included.

Takamizawa was noted for their attempts to make their prints have the appearance of ‘aged’ prints - furubi, and we can see this characteristic in many of the prints in the two sets.

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