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Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art
Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art

Free entry

Fragile Beauty: Historic Japanese Graphic Art

Free entry

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Tissot: Still on Top
Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

Tissot: Still on Top

Free entry

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Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris
Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

Dane Mitchell: Iris, Iris, Iris

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Mixed-Up Childhood
Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

Mixed-Up Childhood

$5 – $7

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Japanese Woodblock Workshops
Japanese Woodblock Workshops

FREE, booking is recommended Book now

These July school holidays join us at the Gallery for an exciting hands-on Japanese woodblock printing workshop that has been inspired by our current exhibition, Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

Japanese Woodblock Workshops

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SOLD OUT Kintsugi workshop
SOLD OUT Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm & 2pm–4pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership) Book now

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs.

SOLD OUT Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm & 2pm–4pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership) Book now

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An Enchanted Tea Experience
An Enchanted Tea Experience

11am–12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm

$40 plus booking fees for Non Members, $22.50 plus booking fees for Gallery Members Book now

An Enchanted Tea Experience

11am–12.30pm & 2pm-3.30pm

$40 plus booking fees for Non Members, $22.50 plus booking fees for Gallery Members Book now

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One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch
One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch

6pm–12am

SOLD OUT: General admission, $20; VIP, $60; VIP Gold, $105 (plus booking fees)

Please note this event is sold out.

For One Enchanted Night, party under the cherry blossoms on our lantern-lit rooftop terrace, which is being transformed into a contemporary izakaya (pop-up bar) to celebrate the opening of our latest major exhibition, Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

One Enchanted Night: Exclusive Launch

6pm–12am

SOLD OUT: General admission, $20; VIP, $60; VIP Gold, $105 (plus booking fees)

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SOLD OUT Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1930s to the present day
SOLD OUT Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1930s to the present day

5.30pm–6.45pm

Members $15, non-Members $20 Book now

In 2003, textile and dress historian Angela Lassig brought the exhibition Japonism in Fashion, initiated and developed by the Kyoto Costume Institute in 1989, to Te Papa Tongarewa and Christchurch Art Gallery. Now she will give two lectures on this topic as part of our events programme for the exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

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Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s
Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s

5.30pm–6.45pm

Members $15, non-Members $20 Book now

In 2003, textile and dress historian Angela Lassig brought the exhibition Japonism in Fashion, initiated and developed by the Kyoto Costume Institute in 1989, to Te Papa Tongarewa and Christchurch Art Gallery. Now she will give two lectures on this topic as part of our events programme for the exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan.

Japonism in Fashion lecture: 1860s to 1930s

5.30pm–6.45pm

Members $15, non-Members $20 Book now

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POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop
POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership). Book now

Kintsugi (or Kintsukuroi) is the Japanese art of repairing broken objects. Loosely translating to ‘golden joinery’, kintsugi values breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, using lacquer and powdered metal to make visible repairs. Learn how to piece your broken ceramics back together with beauty in this workshop led by Yuka O’Shannessy.

POSTPONED Kintsugi workshop

10.30am–1pm

Members $125, Non-Members $185 (includes a Membership). Book now

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

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Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama
Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

Auckland Art Gallery Membership has partnered with The University of Auckland Public Programmes to provide a unique perspective on avant-garde Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama during Creative Week on Campus 2018.

Lecture: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

10.30am–12.30pm

Members $45, Non-members $55 Book now

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Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts present Emaki 絵巻
Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts present Emaki 絵巻

11am–4pm

Free

Emaki is Daniel Belton and Good Company Arts' latest work featuring Japanese artists. It is a digital picture scroll of dance, sound and light with state of the art technology that connects Asian and South Pacific cultures, reflecting on the poetics of space, nature and art.

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Artist talk: Naoka Tosa
Artist talk: Naoka Tosa

1.30–4pm

Free

Enjoy an artist talk and short exhibition by visiting Japanese artist Naoka Tosa. 

Artist talk: Naoka Tosa

1.30–4pm

Free

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Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet
Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet

12.30pm

Fully booked

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a conversation about Auckland Art Gallery’s first painting by Claude Monet. Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge) depicts Monet’s famous waterlily garden and Japanese bridge. Learn more about Monet’s techniques and the interesting history behind the painting. 

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Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity
Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Buy tickets

Join us for an advance screening of Kusama – Infinity introduced by art historian Linda Tyler, Associate Professor in Museums and Cultural Heritage at the University of Auckland.

Art Lovers' Films: Kusama – Infinity

6pm

Members $24.50, General admission $26.50 Buy tickets

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Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet
Curator's talk: Emma Jameson on our Monet

11am

Free for Members

Join Assistant Curator Emma Jameson for a conversation about Auckland Art Gallery’s first painting by Claude Monet. Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge) depicts Monet’s famous waterlily garden and Japanese bridge. Learn more about Monet’s techniques and the interesting history behind the painting. 

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Artist talk: Dane Mitchell
Artist talk: Dane Mitchell

2pm

Join artist Dane Mitchell for a talk in his new exhibition Iris, Iris, Iris.

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Enchanted Worlds perfume workshop
Enchanted Worlds perfume workshop

10.30am–4pm

Members $335, Non Member $399 (includes a one-year Gallery Membership) Book now

In anticipation of our exhibition Enchanted Worlds: Hokusai, Hiroshige and the Art of Edo Japan, opening Sat 7 Mar, host Samantha Copland will guide you through a full day of fragrance design, inspired by Japanese flavours. 

Enchanted Worlds perfume workshop

10.30am–4pm

Members $335, Non Member $399 (includes a one-year Gallery Membership) Book now

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1000 Paper Cranes Challenge
1000 Paper Cranes Challenge

11am–4pm

FREE

1000 Paper Cranes Challenge

11am–4pm

FREE

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POSTPONED Ikebana-inspired workshop
POSTPONED Ikebana-inspired workshop

6–8pm

Members $200, non-Members $260 (includes a one-year Gallery Membership) Book now

POSTPONED Ikebana-inspired workshop

6–8pm

Members $200, non-Members $260 (includes a one-year Gallery Membership) Book now

Artworks

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Waimangu (Japanese Style)
Waimangu (Japanese Style)

Melvin Day

Production date
1950
Medium
oil on board
Size (h x w)
530 x 615 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Melvin and Oroya Day, 2015
Accession no
2015/25/5
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Not on display

Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)
Le pont japonais (Japanese Bridge)

Claude Monet

Production date
1918-1924
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
1115 x 1005 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, on loan from the collection of Hideaki Fukutake
Accession no
L2016/18/1
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Peterborough Cathedral
Peterborough Cathedral

Kenzo Takekoshi

Production date
1917
Medium
etching
Size (h x w)
391 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Jennifer Alliss, 2007
Accession no
2007/7
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Bird on a branch
Bird on a branch

Shiko Munakata

Production date
1903-1975
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
625 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/30/2
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Cockatoos
Cockatoos

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1991
Medium
paint on hardwood pieces on a wooden panel
Size (h x w)
1235 x 2050 x 48 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the Patrons of the Auckland Art Gallery, 1999
Accession no
1999/29
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On display

Untitled (Man and woman embracing, with an attendant)
Untitled (Man and woman embracing, with an attendant)

Suzuki Harunobu

On display

Production date
circa 1745-1770
Medium
colour woodblock
Size (h x w)
205 x 270 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1985
Accession no
1985/29
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Garden with Stepping Stones
Garden with Stepping Stones

Okiie Hashimoto

Production date
1950
Medium
colour woodcut
Size (h x w)
546 x 425 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1961
Accession no
1961/43/1
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Taranaki
Taranaki

Christopher Perkins

Production date
1931
Medium
oil on canvas
Size (h x w)
508 x 914 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1968
Accession no
1968/35
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Skewbald
Skewbald

Rosalie Gascoigne

Production date
1993
Medium
enamel, masonite
Size (h x w)
1525 x 4270 x 1220 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1994
Accession no
1994/12/1
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Eiyū-zoroi (A Gathering of Heroes)
Eiyū-zoroi (A Gathering of Heroes)

Utagawa Yoshitora

Production date
1860
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
346 x 714 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/20/2
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Yoshitsune with his Attendants Scene from the Kabuki theatre
Yoshitsune with his Attendants Scene from the Kabuki theatre

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
circa 1806-1865
Medium
ink
Size (h x w)
362 x 749 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1971
Accession no
1971/20/1
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Pied Fantail
Pied Fantail

Thomas Gulliver

Production date
1919
Medium
coloured lithograph
Size (h x w)
182 x 132 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, transferred from the Auckland Public Library, 1932
Accession no
1932/3/3
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Actor
Actor

Toyokuni

Production date
1854
Medium
woodcut
Size (h x w)
360 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1942
Accession no
1942/5/20
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Fortune telling
Fortune telling

Sensho

Production date
1847-1848
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
368 x 249 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M4
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A Samurai holding a poem, accompanied by his wife and her maid
A Samurai holding a poem, accompanied by his wife and her maid

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Production date
circa 1789-1825
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
369 x 261 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M32
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The Courtesan Yuzurigi with two Kamuro, viewing the cherry-blossom
The Courtesan Yuzurigi with two Kamuro, viewing the cherry-blossom

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Production date
circa 1789-1825
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
377 x 254 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M34
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Woman presenting flowers to kneeling guests
Woman presenting flowers to kneeling guests

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Production date
circa 1789-1825
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
390 x 265 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M33
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Scene in the Yoshiwara
Scene in the Yoshiwara

Utagawa Kuninaga

Production date
1801-1830
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
265 x 393 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M46
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Young Couple at New Year
Young Couple at New Year

Utagawa Toyokuni I

Production date
circa 1780
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
665 x 116 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M153
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Seiro Shikinoe standing in a room beside a young pine
Seiro Shikinoe standing in a room beside a young pine

Torii Kiyomine

Production date
1815-1842
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
390 x 265 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M35
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Heads
Heads

Shiko Munakata

Production date
1923-1975
Medium
watercolour
Size (h x w)
625 x 317 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, purchased 1962
Accession no
1962/30/1
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Women Resting in the Votive Picture Hall at Asakusa
Women Resting in the Votive Picture Hall at Asakusa

Chobunsai Eishi

On display

Production date
1792-1793
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
373 x 247 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M26
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Women Resting in the Votive Picture Hall at Asakusa
Women Resting in the Votive Picture Hall at Asakusa

Chobunsai Eishi

On display

Production date
1792-1793
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
373 x 247 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M27
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On display

A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger
A Courtesan Hanging a Scroll Showing a Tiger

Katsukawa Shuntei

On display

Production date
1818
Medium
woodcut - nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
202 x 188 mm
Credit line
Mackelvie Trust Collection, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
Accession no
M67
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Sangokushi Chohan hashi no zu (The Three Kingdoms: Chohan Bridge)
Sangokushi Chohan hashi no zu (The Three Kingdoms: Chohan Bridge)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1852
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
370 x 256 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/10
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Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Okaru, Bandō Hikosaburō V as Hayano Kanpei, and Nakamura Gantarō as Sagisaka Bannai
Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Okaru, Bandō Hikosaburō V as Hayano Ka...

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
369 x 253 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/14
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Kadomatsu saruwaka (A Saruwaka Performance before a New Year's Decoration)
Kadomatsu saruwaka (A Saruwaka Performance before a New Year's Decoration)

Torii Kiyomitsu

Production date
circa 1804
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
196 x 524 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/144
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Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Okaru, Bandō Hikosaburō V as Hayano Kanpei, and Nakamura Gantarō as Sagisaka Bannai
Actors Sawamura Tanosuke III as Koshimoto Okaru, Bandō Hikosaburō V as Hayano Ka...

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
371 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/15
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Sangokushi Chohan hashi no zu (The Three Kingdoms: Chohan Bridge)
Sangokushi Chohan hashi no zu (The Three Kingdoms: Chohan Bridge)

Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Production date
1852
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
375 x 254 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/9
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The Actor Ichikawa Kondanji in character
The Actor Ichikawa Kondanji in character

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
361 x 246 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/7
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Onono Komachi and Arihara no Narihira
Onono Komachi and Arihara no Narihira

Toyokuni V Kunisada III - Kochoro

Production date
1847-1852
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
375 x 255 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/30
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Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (right hand sheet of Triad)
Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (right hand sheet of Triad)

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku

Production date
1879
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
363 x 242 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/31
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Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (centre sheet of Triad)
Mata Meguri - Kurawa Haru no Irodori (centre sheet of Triad)

Ikkeisai Yoshiiku

Production date
1879
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
366 x 246 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/32
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Not on display

Keisei, Usugumo
Keisei, Usugumo

Ogata Gekko

Production date
1887
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
361 x 213 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/34
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A Scene from "Shiranui-Monogatari" (right sheet of Triad)
A Scene from "Shiranui-Monogatari" (right sheet of Triad)

Utagawa Kunisada

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
360 x 246 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/33
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Not on display

Shinban Kataki-uchi Soroi (right hand sheet of Triad)
Shinban Kataki-uchi Soroi (right hand sheet of Triad)

Utagawa Kuniyasu

Production date
1786-1865
Medium
woodcut : nishiki-e (full colour) technique
Size (h x w)
381 x 261 mm
Credit line
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of the relatives of Mr T V Gulliver, 1939
Accession no
1939/4/20
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