Professor of History of Art Julie Nelson Davis, University of Pennsylvania, presents a lecture on ukiyo-e (“images of the floating world”) prints, considering their subject matter, networks of production, and the historical context in which they were created.
Image: Utagawa Hiroshige (Japanese, 1797-1858), Awa Province: Naruto (detail), from Famous Places in the Sixty-odd Provinces, 1855. Color woodblock print, 14 1/16 x 9 5/8 in. (35.7 x 24.5 cm). Gift of the Rodbell Family Collection, 2014