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Main Street of the Yoshiwara on a Starlight Night, 1900

  • facsimiles (reproductions), paper, cardboard
  • 208 x 184 mm
  • Inv. 2011-CQ-23

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Facsimile of a Japanese print, published by the magazine Die Insel in the series Das Mappenwerk der Insel. Kunisada II, a pupil of Utagawa Kunisada, placed his signature on the lantern in the foreground. Before his marriage to Kunisada's daughter in 1846, his prints were usually signed Baidō Kunimasa; from then on he used the artist's name Kunisada II, until the death of his father-in-law in 1870, when he began to use the name Toyokuni IV. Two love poems, one by Chokujuen Junma and one by Kiō Enba, are hidden in the night sky.


Utagawa II Kunisada
1823 - 1880

Die Insel
Munich 1899 - 1901

Title Main Street of the Yoshiwara on a Starlight Night
Date 1900
Period 19th century
20th century
Location Munich TGN TGN
Medium and support facsimiles (reproductions) AAT
Signatures, inscriptions, and markings stamps (tools) on the reverse: Insel Verlag
Collection print room
Object type facsimiles (reproductions) AAT
reproductive prints AAT
Inventory number 2011-CQ-23
Current whereabouts Work currently not on display
IIIF Manifest
Art & Architecture Thesaurus 300015571 cityscapes (representations) AAT
300189808 figures (representations) AAT
Keywords Iconclass 22C light Iconclass
22C1 natural light Iconclass
23R14 night Iconclass
24D stars Iconclass
25I city-view, and landscape with man-made constructions Iconclass
25I12 prospect of city, town panorama, silhouette of city Iconclass
25I141 street Iconclass
31A72 female sex; woman Iconclass
31AA231 standing figure - AA - female human figure Iconclass
41A1 civic architecture; edifices; dwellings Iconclass
41A14 urban housing Iconclass
48(+431) art (+ copy, copying ~ work of art) Iconclass
61D(JAPAN) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (names of cities and villages excepted) (JAPAN) Iconclass
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