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Audio Tour: Life of Cats

Japan Society Officer of Gallery Operations Cory Campbell takes listeners on a guided tour of Life of Cats: Selections from the Hiraki Ukiyo-e Collection. Using highlights from each section, this audio tour provides more context for the works on display.
 
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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892), Looking Tiresome: The Appearance of a Virgin of the Kansei Era from the series Thirty-two Aspects of Customs and Manners (detail), 1888. Color woodblock print; 14 x 9 ½ inches. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery, New York.
 
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Attributed to Isoda Koryūsai (1735–1790), The Third Princess and Her Cat (detail), c. 1770. Color woodblock print; 27 ½ x 4 ¾ inches.  Courtesy Ronin Gallery, New York.
  
 
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Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797–1861), Parody of Umegae Striking the Bell of Limitless [Hell] from the series Fashionable Cat Frolics (detail), 1848-54. Color woodblock print; 22 ½ x 16 inches. Courtesy of Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.

 
 

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Utagawa Kunisada (Toyokuni III; 1786–1865), Actors Nakamura Jakunosuke as Senzaki Yagorō, Ichimura Uzaemon XIII as the Monster of Old Cat, Nakamura Shikan IV as Suwa Kazuemon (detail), 1861. Color woodblock print; 22 3/8 x 36 7/8 inches. Courtesy of Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.

 
 

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Édouard Manet (1832–1883), Les Chats (detail), c. 1869. Etching; 15 x 16 ¼ inches. Courtesy of Ronin Gallery, New York.
 
 

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Kishi Chikudō (1826–1897), Majestic Seated Tiger (detail), 1895. Hanging scroll, ink and color on silk; 77 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches.  Courtesy Joan B. Mirviss, Ltd., New York.

 
 

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Unknown Artist, Newly Published Scenes of Good and Evil Cats (detail), 1880. Color woodblock print; 22 ½ x 16 inches. Courtesy of Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation.
  
 

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