Torii Kiyonaga, Kitagawa Utamaro and Toshusai Sharaku: The Golden Age of Colour Prints - Ukiyo-e - Art Collector

Toshusai Sharaku, Actor Ichikawa Omez┼Ź as the Manservant Ippei. Courtesy: the artist and Shepparton Art Museum, Shepparton

The Golden Age of Colour Prints: Ukiyo-e is drawn from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, one of the most significant collections of Japanese prints in the world. The Shepparton Art Museum is the sole and exclusive venue for the current tour, after which the works will return to Boston.

Focusing on what is known as the golden age of nishiki-ecolour prints, the Tenmei and Kansei eras (1781-1801),
The Golden Age showcases 100 ukiyo-e prints and offers a rare opportunity for visitors to appreciate the gorgeous colour aesthetic that is the essence of nishiki-e, or ukiyo-e printed in multiple colours. Visit the museum's website for details on events running alongside this exhibition.

Opening: Thursday 7 March 2013
Exhibition closes: 2 June 2013
Location: Shepparton Art Museum, 70 Welsford Street, Shepparton VIC 3630
Contact: 03 5832 9861

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