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The Gods Izanigi and Izanami on the Floating Bridge of Heaven, no. 1 from the series An Illustrated History of Japan

The Gods Izanigi and Izanami on the Floating Bridge of Heaven, no. 1 from the series An Illustrated History of Japan

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Utagawa Hiroshige

Artist
Utagawa Hiroshige
(Japanese, 1797 - 1858)
Title
The Gods Izanigi and Izanami on the Floating Bridge of Heaven, no. 1 from the series An Illustrated History of Japan
Date
ca. 1850
Medium
Color woodcut
Dimensions
223 x 340 mm Overall
Credit
Bequest of John H. Van Vleck
Accession No.
1980.2149
Classification
Prints
Geography
Japan

Related

By 1925, purchased in Japan by Frank Lloyd Wright; ca. 1926, acquired by The Bank of Wisconsin; 1928, sold to Edward Burr Van Vleck (Madison, WI); 1943, passed through inheritance to Edward’s son, John H. Van Vleck (Madison, WI); 9 January 1980, bequeathed by John H. Van Vleck to the Elvehjem Museum of Art [now called Chazen Museum of Art]

  • Mueller, Laura. "Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School." Leiden, The Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 2007. p. 119, no. 86
  • Chazen Museum of Art. "Bulletin 2003-2007." Madison: Chazen Museum of Art, 2010. p. 24, no. 7
  • Pillen, Cory. "The Ryogoku Bridge in Japanese Ukiyo-e Prints" Bulletin 2003-2007. Chazen Museum of Art (2010): 18-27. pp. 18-27, no. 7

  • Gifts of the Ebb Tide: The Sea in Japanese Prints: Chazen Museum of Art, 6/8/2013-9/1/2013

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