1. Utagawa Hiroshige, View of the Port of Uraga in Sagami Province, 1855, Japan, woodblock print, 22 x 29 cm, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Source
2. Utagawa Hiroshige, The Hot Springs of Tonosawa at Hakone, 1855, Japan, woodblock print, 22 x 29 cm, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Source
These two monochromatic-blue fan prints depict famous scenes from the Sagami Province in Japan, now located in the Kanagawa Prefecture. They were part of a series executed by Hiroshige to celebrate the province’s most beautiful places.
“All that I’ve known buildings of stone. Fall to the ground without a sound.”
Finally! Some photos of my coronation day Elsa from Animefest Brno! It’s our own design, that we tried to keep similar to real dresses of 1840s - the original supposed setting of Frozen. There are more photos and more photoshoots to come, and even more mistakes on the dress, but I already love these!
Chinese ivory combs with traditional Chinese motifs (phoenix, bamboo, chrysanthemums, peonies) made for the western market. Dating from the late 19th to early 20th century. Dimensions: 3 ¾ x 7 ¼ x ¼ inch, 4 ¼ x 7 3/8 x 3/8 inch, and 3 5/8 x 5 7/8 x 1/8 inch
I like big sleeves and I cannot lie, you other tumblr folks can’t deny…No date in the database for this print. I believe our friend “Clorinda” is wearing a very ca. 1830s dress, but it is unknown when the print was made. I am sure somone who knows the finer points of 19th century lithography could date this; however, I am not this person.
Clorinda, Date Unknown, D.W. Kellogg and Company, H: 9in x W 7.25in. The Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, Gift of Josephine M. Skinner, N0050.1953.