In this series of four linked lectures, join Dr Mary Redfern, Curator of Edo in Colour: Prints from Japan’s Metropolis, to explore the detail of these exquisite artworks and the vibrant world they conjure. Offering insights into our upcoming exhibition, this exclusive preview will reveal how prints helped shape and present the identity, vitality and place of Edo, and how Chester Beatty collected these prints and books for his Dublin Library.
Featuring some 100 prints and printed books from the Chester Beatty’s permanent collection, Edo in Colour will run from 5 February to 29 August 2021.
Wednesday 12 August: Selling the City—Japanese Prints, Publishers and Audiences
Wednesday 19 August: Dangerous Places—Theatres and Brothels of the Floating World
Wednesday 2 September: Peace and Prosperity—Picturing the Shogun’s Capital
Wednesday 9 September: Buying In—Chester Beatty and Japanese Prints
(Please note there is a break in the middle of the course on 26 August).
Location: Online webinar