- Museum number
- Object: Ukiyo hyakunin onna e うき世百人女絵 (Pictures of One Hundred Women of the Floating World)
Illustrated book. One volume (incomplete, as is the other copy in the BM, JIB.4). Depictions of women of all classes with accompanying descriptions. One single-page and fifteen double-page illustrations. Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
Height: 26 centimetres (covers)
Width: 19 centimetres (covers)
- Curator's comments
Hillier and Smith 1980
Binyon, Laurence, and Sexton, J J O'Brien, 'Japanese Colour Prints' (new edn.), London, 1963, pl. 2.
'Collection Ch. Gillot, Deuxieme Partie', Paris, 1904, no. 13.
With its sumptuous idealisations of women of all classes, this is one of the early masterpieces of 'Ukiyoe' art in graphic form.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2006 Oct 13-2007 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2010 Jun-Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
2013-2014, Oct-Feb BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from prehistory to the present’
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.30 (Hillier no.)