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Woodblock Collection

"Capturing Nature's Beauty

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers

Puppet in kimono being manipulated by two bunraku puppeteers in black robes. Woodblock ukiyo-e print by Utagawa Kunisada II, Tokyo, 1850s

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Green and red seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica

Green and red seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tokaido, c. 1830 (woodblock print)

Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tokaido, c. 1830 (woodblock print)
3428157 Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tokaido, c.1830 (woodblock print) by Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji is an ukiyo-e series of large)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas)

Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas)
XOS3058138 Olive Orchard mid-June, 1889 (oil on canvas) by Gogh, Vincent van (1853-90); 72x92 cm; Rijksmuseum Kroller-Muller, Otterlo

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Pink-flowered Chinese alpinia with dark green

Pink-flowered Chinese alpinia with dark green leaves, Alpinia chinensis rose.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Cranes in an Iris Pond at Sunrise, c. 1774. Creator: Isoda Koryusai

Cranes in an Iris Pond at Sunrise, c. 1774. Creator: Isoda Koryusai
Cranes in an Iris Pond at Sunrise, c. 1774

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A Peacock by Mori Tessan

A Peacock by Mori Tessan (Tetsuzan) (1775-1841). Date: circa 1810s

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Xi Wangmu, 18th century. Creator: Unknown

Xi Wangmu, 18th century. Creator: Unknown
Xi Wangmu, 18th century

Background imageWoodblock Collection: The Actor Nakamura Noshio I as the Goddes Benzaiten of Enoshima in the Play Onno Aruji... c. 1773

The Actor Nakamura Noshio I as the Goddes Benzaiten of Enoshima in the Play Onno Aruji... c. 1773. Creator: Shunsho
The Actor Nakamura Noshio I as the Goddes Benzaiten of Enoshima in the Play Onno Aruji Hatsuyuki no Sekai, Performed at the Morita Theater in the Eleventh Month, 1773, Japan, c. 1773

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo (Fukagawa Susaki Jumantsubo), from the series 'One... 1857

Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo (Fukagawa Susaki Jumantsubo), from the series "One... 1857
Fukagawa Susaki and Jumantsubo (Fukagawa Susaki Jumantsubo), from the series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo (Meisho Edo hyakkei)", 1857

Background imageWoodblock Collection: HIROSHIGE: KITES, 1857. Carp kites flown from masts. Color woodblock print from One Hundred Famous

HIROSHIGE: KITES, 1857. Carp kites flown from masts. Color woodblock print from One Hundred Famous Views of Edo, by Utagawa Hiroshige, 1857

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A Battle of Kawanakajima, Japan, Sengoku Period - Shinano Province (modern Ngano)

A Battle of Kawanakajima, Japan, Sengoku Period - Shinano Province (modern Ngano). Five major battles between 1553 and 1564. Artist Utagawa Yoshikazu (active 1848-1863) 1857

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Fine Wind, Clear Morning

Fine Wind, Clear Morning
Katsushika Hokusai

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Kakkyo (Chinese: Guo Ju), from the series 'Fashionable Japanese Versions of

Kakkyo (Chinese: Guo Ju), from the series "Fashionable Japanese Versions of
Kakkyo (Chinese: Guo Ju), from the series " Fashionable Japanese Versions of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety (Furyu Yamato nijushiko)", c. 1770/72

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Kongiku or Japanese aster, Aster ageratoides

Kongiku or Japanese aster, Aster ageratoides.. Handcolored woodblock print by Kono Bairei from Kusa Bana Hyakushu (One Hundred Varieties of Flowers), Tokyo, Yamada, 1901

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Portrait of a Rabbit, 1867. Creator: Yabu Chosui

Portrait of a Rabbit, 1867. Creator: Yabu Chosui
Portrait of a Rabbit, 1867

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Girl Riding a Crane (parody of Hi Chobo [Chinese: Fei Zhangfang]), c. 1766 / 67

Girl Riding a Crane (parody of Hi Chobo [Chinese: Fei Zhangfang]), c. 1766 / 67
Girl Riding a Crane (parody of Hi Chobo [Chinese: Fei Zhangfang]), c. 1766/67

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis

Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis, and carnation, Dianthus caryophyllus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii

Red vipers bugloss, Echium wildpretii, and common bugloss, Anchusa officinalis. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet

Common dittany, Cunila mariana, and sweet basil, Ocimum basilicum. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany

Wild thyme, Thymus serpyllum, and dittany of Crete, Origanum dictamnus. Handcoloured woodblock engraving of a botanical illustration from Adam Lonicers Krauterbuch, or Herbal, Frankfurt, 1557

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of

Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of
985837 Title page and opening page from the Kelmscott Press edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer, 1896 (woodcut on vellum) by Burne-Jones, Edward Coley (1833-98) & Morris

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Nasu or eggplant flower, Solanum melongena

Nasu or eggplant flower, Solanum melongena.. Handcolored woodblock print by Kono Bairei from Kusa Bana Hyakushu (One Hundred Varieties of Flowers), Tokyo, Yamada, 1901

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Kyouchikutou or oleander flower, Nerium oleander var indicum

Kyouchikutou or oleander flower, Nerium oleander var indicum
Kyouchikutou or oleander flower, Nerium oleander var. indicum.. Handcolored woodblock print by Kono Bairei from Kusa Bana Hyakushu (One Hundred Varieties of Flowers), Tokyo, Yamada, 1901

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica

Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt.. Color-printed woodblock engraving by Kan en Iwasaki from Honzo Zufu, an Illustrated Guide to Medicinal Plants, 1884

Background imageWoodblock Collection: JAPAN: TRAVELERS, c1840. Travelers in the Snow at Oi: Japanese Oban print by Hiroshige

JAPAN: TRAVELERS, c1840. Travelers in the Snow at Oi: Japanese Oban print by Hiroshige

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Enoshima in the Sagami province, c. 1830 (woodblock print)

Enoshima in the Sagami province, c. 1830 (woodblock print)
3428169 Enoshima in the Sagami province, c.1830 (woodblock print) by Hokusai, Katsushika (1760-1849); Private Collection; (add.info.: Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji is an ukiyo-e series of large)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Blind Monks Examining an Elephant: Illustration of Buddhist parable where each monk

Blind Monks Examining an Elephant: Illustration of Buddhist parable where each monk reached a different conclusion depending which part of the animal he examined

Background imageWoodblock Collection: 917_05_014521. jpg Uig Premium 1 UIG1_HISTORY

917_05_014521. jpg Uig Premium 1 UIG1_HISTORY
917_05_014521.jpg, uig premium 1, UIG1_HISTORY, Universal History Archive batch1, Art, 917 05 014521

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Men dancing to samisen music, from the series Shokoku meibutsu (Famous products... 1890-1895)

Men dancing to samisen music, from the series Shokoku meibutsu (Famous products... 1890-1895. Creator: Totoya Hokkei)
Men dancing to samisen music, from the series Shokoku meibutsu (Famous products of the provinces), 1890-1895

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Morishita, between Shono and Kameyana: Actor Ichikawa Enzo Hori no Ranmaru, from the series

Morishita, between Shono and Kameyana: Actor Ichikawa Enzo Hori no Ranmaru, from the series Fifty-three Stations of the Tokaido Road (Tokaido gojusan tsugi no uchi), 1852

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Different types of flower

Different types of flower: personate, infundibuliform, ringent, campanulate, rotate and hypocratiform. Handcoloured woodblock engravings from James Mains Popular Botany, Orr and Smith, London, 1835

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Three Carp in a pool by Maruyama Okyo

Three Carp in a pool by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795). Date: circa 1770s

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Five Puppies under a tree by Maruyama Okyo

Five Puppies under a tree by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795). Date: circa 1770s

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A woodblock engraving depicting a first-rate ship of the line carrying sail, 18th century

A woodblock engraving depicting a first-rate ship of the line carrying sail, 18th century
5310685 A woodblock engraving depicting a first-rate ship of the line carrying sail, 18th century; Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A cottager dipping for water

A cottager dipping for water
5310299 A cottager dipping for water; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a cottager dipping for water in a stream. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: The bright comet of July 1264

The bright comet of July 1264
5310234 The bright comet of July 1264; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting the bright comet of July 1264. Dated 15th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A disintegrating meteor, seen in 570 AD

A disintegrating meteor, seen in 570 AD
5310232 A disintegrating meteor, seen in 570 AD; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a disintegrating meteor, seen in 570 AD. Dated 15th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A compass rose showing the cardinal points

A compass rose showing the cardinal points
5310230 A compass rose showing the cardinal points; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a compass rose showing the cardinal points)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: The unloading of hay

The unloading of hay
5310199 The unloading of hay; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting the unloading of hay in Paris. In the background clerks are keeping a tally so that duty can be levied)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A child feeding a robin

A child feeding a robin
5312180 A child feeding a robin; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a child feeding a robin from the window. Dated 19th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: The trial scene from La Farce de maitre Pathelin (The Farce of Master Pathelin)

The trial scene from La Farce de maitre Pathelin (The Farce of Master Pathelin)
5311987 The trial scene from La Farce de maitre Pathelin (The Farce of Master Pathelin); (add.info.: Illustration depicting the trial scene from La Farce de maitre Pathelin)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Mandrake

Mandrake
5311950 Mandrake; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting Mandrake, a type species of the plant genus Mandragora. Dated 17th century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A beared man with breasts

A beared man with breasts
5308151 A beared man with breasts.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a beaded man with female breasts, a member of a tribe at one time believed to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: A six-armed man

A six-armed man
5308145 A six-armed man.; (add.info.: Woodblock engraving depicting a six-armed man, a member of a tribe at one time believed to inhabit certain regions of the earth)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Roots, grass and flowers of halfchaff sedge, Lipocarpha microcephala Kunth

Roots, grass and flowers of halfchaff sedge, Lipocarpha microcephala Kunth
5855648 Roots, grass and flowers of halfchaff sedge, Lipocarpha microcephala Kunth.; (add.info.: Roots, grass and flowers of halfchaff sedge, Lipocarpha microcephala Kunth)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Rhizome and root of tidalmarsh flat sedge

Rhizome and root of tidalmarsh flat sedge
5855639 Rhizome and root of tidalmarsh flat sedge; (add.info.: Rhizome and root of tidalmarsh flat sedge, Cyperus serotinus (Cyperaceae)

Background imageWoodblock Collection: Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt

Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt
5855627 Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt.; (add.info.: Green and pink seeds of nutmeg and mace, Myristica fragrans Houtt)



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"Capturing Nature's Beauty: Exploring the World Prints and Paintings" Immerse yourself in the enchanting world prints and paintings as we embark on a journey through time and culture. From the serene shores of Tago Bay to the bustling streets of Edo, these artistic masterpieces transport us to different eras, capturing moments that are both captivating and thought-provoking. In "Shore of Tago Bay, Ejiri at Tokaido, " created around 1830, a woodblock print transports us to a tranquil coastal scene. The delicate brushstrokes beautifully depict the harmony between land and sea, inviting us to embrace nature's serenity. Venturing further into Japanese artistry, "Nichiren Calming the Storm" by Utagawa Kuniyoshi takes center stage. This Oban color print from 1835 portrays an awe-inspiring display of power as Nichiren subdues raging waves with his spiritual prowess. It serves as a reminder that even amidst chaos, inner strength can bring about tranquility. Moving away from prints but not losing any allure, "Olive Orchard mid-June" presents an oil-on-canvas masterpiece from 1889. The vibrant hues capture the essence of summer in every stroke; one can almost feel the warmth radiating from this idyllic landscape. Nature continues its mesmerizing dance with Yabu Chosui's "Portrait of a Rabbit. " Created in 1867 using woodblock techniques, this artwork showcases meticulous attention to detail while evoking a sense of innocence and charm that transcends time. Delving into botanical wonders depicted within these artworks reveals fascinating glimpses into flora diversity. From pink-flowered Chinese alpinia to red vipers bugloss and Nasu or eggplant flowers - each bloom tells its own story through vivid colors and intricate patterns.