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Photo, Print, Drawing [Elderly Japanese woman trudges up a mountain path towards her home]

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About this Item

Title

  • [Elderly Japanese woman trudges up a mountain path towards her home]

Summary

  • Ukiyo-e print illustration showing a woman walking towards a gate surrounded by trees and a stream.

Names

  • Kawamura, Bunpō, 1779-1821, artist

Created / Published

  • [1811]

Headings

  • -  Women--Japanese--Japan--1810-1820
  • -  Older persons--Japan--1810-1820
  • -  Trees--Japan--1810-1820
  • -  Streams--Japan--1810-1820

Headings

  • Book illustrations--1810-1820.
  • Landscape prints--1810-1820.
  • Ukiyo-e--1810-1820.
  • Woodcuts--Japanese--1810-1820.

Genre

  • Book illustrations--1810-1820
  • Ukiyo-e--1810-1820
  • Woodcuts--Japanese--1810-1820
  • Landscape prints--1810-1820

Notes

  • -  Caption label from exhibit "Floating World," Major Genres Landscapes section: Idyllic Life in the Countryside. The renowned Kyoto artist of the Kishi and Shijô Schools, Kawamura Bunpô (1779-1821) demonstrates his familiarity with Chinese motifs in his painting manuals, which appeared in print between 1807 and 1814. In this landscape a bent elderly woman trudges up a mountain path toward her home. Even without an awareness of the Chinese poem which inspired this image, the stillness, broken only by the rushing waters of the mountain stream, as well as the implied loneliness, create a moving tribute.
  • -  Illus. in: Bunpō gafu, [Osaka] ; [Kyoto], [1807?]-<1811?-.
  • -  Title devised by Library staff.
  • -  Published in: The floating world of Ukiyo-e : shadows, dreams, and substance / essays by Sandy Kita ... [et al.], New York : Abrams in association with the Library of Congress, 2001, p. 106.
  • -  Exhibited: "The Floating world of Ukiyo-e: shadows, dreams and substances," organized by the Library of Congress, 2001.

Medium

  • 1 print (2 pages) : woodcut.

Call Number/Physical Location

  • Illus. in H11 [Asian RR]

Repository

  • Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA

Digital Id

  • cph 3g08678 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g08678
  • cph 3g08679 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g08679

Library of Congress Control Number

  • 2004666373

Reproduction Number

  • LC-USZC4-8678 (color film copy transparency of right page) LC-USZC4-8679 (color film copy transparency of left page)

Rights Advisory

  • No known restrictions on publication in the U.S. Use elsewhere may be restricted by other countries' laws. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions...," http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html

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  • Reproduction Number: LC-USZC4-8678 (color film copy transparency of right page) LC-USZC4-8679 (color film copy transparency of left page)
  • Call Number: Illus. in H11 [Asian RR]
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Kawamura, Bunpō, Artist. Elderly Japanese woman trudges up a mountain path towards her home. Japan, 1811. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2004666373/.

APA citation style:

Kawamura, B. (1811) Elderly Japanese woman trudges up a mountain path towards her home. Japan, 1811. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2004666373/.

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Kawamura, Bunpō, Artist. Elderly Japanese woman trudges up a mountain path towards her home. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2004666373/>.