Traditional Japanese Woodblock print of Actors in fan
'Utagawa Toyokuni (1769, Edo - February 24, 1825, Edo) was born as the son of a puppet maker. He learned printmaking as a student of Toyoharu. At the beginning of his career he concentrated on bijin-ga - images of beautiful women. Toyokuni's success and fame came when he started making yakusha-e or actor portraits and actor scenes. This image is aA fine Kunisada Genji double half-length portraits series designed circa 1850/51 representing the twelve months of the year. This is the third month March.signature: Toyokuni ga, publisher: Minatoya Kohei and forms part of my own private collection of original woodblock prints.'
Dante and Virgil or The Barque of Dante
Dante and Virgil or The Barque of Dante (La Barque de Dante), lead by Phlegyas, crossing the lake that surrounds the walls of the infernal city of Dite
© Nikola Nastasic
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A couple enjoys the romantic setting of the Chania Lighthouse in Crete. Chania Venetian harbour with its lighthouse is the most important site in city of Chania, Crete. The harbour was built in the mid 13th century.
© Jonathan Reid
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