Hisakuni Utagawa, Beauties at Enoshima Island in Sagami Province


Artist: Hisakuni Utagawa (act. 1848-1854)
Title: Enoshima of Sagami Province
Publisher: Aritaya Sei'emon
Date: c. 1847-52
Size: (L) 35.3 x 24.4, (C) 35.3 x 25.1, (R) 36.2 x 24.1 cm

Original Japanese woodblock print.

This print presents beauties on the beach off of the island of Enoshima, close to Edo (today's Tokyo). The artist's profound use of gradation helps to give depth to both the sea and sky. The beauties are dressed in traditional Japanese dress, with colourful patterns that match their surroundings.

Hisakuni Utagawa

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Print FormatTriptych
ArtistHisakuni Utagawa
SubjectBeauty & Female, Landscapes, Kimono Design
Dimensions(L) 35.3 x 24.4, (C) 35.3 x 25.1, (R) 36.2 x 24.1 cm
Condition ReportSlightly faded on centre and left panels, light creases and tears on the edges, slightly trimmed, light wear and soiling.