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Japanese Woodblock Prints (Ukiyo-E)

Eight Shadow Figures

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Eight Shadow Figures

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Eight Shadow Figures, c. 1842 by Utagawa Hiroshige; colour woodblock print , Publisher Jōshūya Jūzō. Minneapolis Institute of Arts.

"The three prints in Hiroshige's New Edition of Shadow Making series were probably considered omocha-e (toy pictures) intended for children. Creating shadows through hand gestures was a common pastime for children, and such pictures would have helped them build their repertoire. The eight patterns presented here (clockwise from upper right) are a turtle on a rock, a man wearing a Chinese-style hat, a rabbit, a shachihoko (a legendary creature with the head of a dragon and the body of a dolphin), an owl, a fox, a snail and a crow. Three include written instructions on how to make the shadows move: "open your fingers within your sleeve to move the owl's wings," "draw up your knee for the fox's back," "move the chopsticks up and down [snail]." - The Minneapolis Institute of Art

    £45.00 GBP

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    Young Woman Looks at Silhouette of a Male Prisoner being Led Away by Tomioka Eisen - Early 20th Century

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    Young Woman Looks at Silhouette of a Male Prisoner being Led Away by Tomioka Eisen - Early 20th Century

    £45.00 GBP

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    Waitress of the Matsu Higashiya Tea House by Kitagawa Utamaro - 1795-1800

    Print Description

    Waitress of the Matsu Higashiya Tea House, Kitagawa Utamaro, 1795 - 1800

     



    £55.00 GBP

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    The Cat and the Eagle, Date unknown by Arthur Rackham

    Print Description

    The Cat and the Eagle, Date unknown Arthur Rackham.

     

    £65.00 GBP

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    Nudes Dancing Around a Shadow by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1936

    Print Description

    Nudes Dancing Around a Shadow by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner - 1936 

    £60.00 GBP

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    Shadow Figures of a Lantern and a Hawk by Utagawa Hiroshige - c. 1842

    Print Description

    Shadow Figures of a Lantern and a Hawk by Utagawa Hiroshige; Publisher- Tsutaya Kichizō -  c. 1842 

    £30.00 GBP

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    Boy Standing on the Beach Looking at His Shadow by Toni Frissell - 1944

    Print Description

    A boy standing on a beach looking at his shadow by Toni Frissell - 1944.

     


    £35.00 GBP

    Prints - High Quality Art

    Oscar Wilde as Narcissus by Tomas Nast - 1894

    £45.00 GBP

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    Oscar Wilde as Narcissus by Tomas Nast - 1894

    Print Description

    Thomas Nast's drawing of Oscar Wilde as Narcissus. Date: 1894.

    'Thomas Nast caricatured Oscar Wilde repeatedly during the author's 1882 American lecture tour but conceived this image a decade later in response to "The Disciple," a prose-poem published in the "The Fortnightly Review" in 1894. The speaker in that verse is the pool that captured the affections of the classical youth Narcissus. Nast here represents Wilde, the famous defender of Aestheticism stretched along a dock to gaze, Narcissus-like, at his reflection. The movement's emblematic sunflower held in his left hand is labeled "Notoriety" rather than "Art," while printed text nearby proposes avarice to be the driving force behind the author's exaggerated public personna. A dollar sign within the reflected blossom establishes the pool as a mirror of truth, a surface which transforms Wilde's lanky form into a greyhound. That image refers punningly to "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1891), Wilde's controversial novel devoted to discrepancies between outward appearance and inner reality. When published, the caricature was captioned: "Mr. O'Wilde you are not the first one that has grasped at a shadow."' - The Met.

      £45.00 GBP

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      Witches - Five Silhouetted - artist and date unknown

      Print Description

      Witches: five silhouetted figures - date unknown. Via - Wellcome.

        £45.00 GBP

        Prints - High Quality Art

        ‘Fright!’, from a Circa 1858 Children's Shadow Puppet Book

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        ‘Fright!’, from a Circa 1858 Children's Shadow Puppet Book

        Print Description

        ‘Fright!’, from a Circa 1858 Children's Shadow Puppet Book. Via the Internet Archive (no other details)

          £50.00 GBP