Arts Everyday Living: Inside Van Gogh’s Japanese Collection—An Autumn Evening

Utagawa Kunisada, Autumn Moon Over Miho, 1830-1839, woodblock print, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Utagawa Kunisada (1786-1865) was a prominent Japanese artist, renowned for his depictions of beautiful women, a favorite subject of ukiyo-e art that flourished during the Edo period.  This work was once part of Vincent van Gogh’s extensive collection of Japanese woodblock prints, a source of inspiration of his paintings, especially during his later career.

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