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Tigers Crossing a River

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Tigers Crossing a River
  • Description

    Painting, six-panel folding screen. Mother tiger carrying three cubs across a river. Ink, colour and gold-leaf on paper. Signed and sealed.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1781-1782
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 153.5 centimetres
    • Width: 352.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Okyo utsusu
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Comment

        Seal of previous owner
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Okyo no in
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

  • Curator's comments

    Reproduced in 'Nihon bijutsu gaho', vol 2, no. 5 (Oct. 1895). Apparently, originally had a companion screen of a male tiger, painted by Kano Tansaku.

  • Exhibition history


    2006 Oct 13-2007 Feb 11, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
    2008 Oct-2009 Feb 15, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    10 October 2008

    Reason for treatment

    Temporary Exhibition

    Treatment proposal

    Reattachment of delaminating paper


    Paper is delaminating in places.

    Treatment details

    Reattach delaminating papers with MC.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    Credit Line: Acquisition supported by the Brooke Sewell Bequest and the Art Fund. When exhibited at the Nihon Bijutsu Kyokai exhibition in 1895, was owned by Yamada Sozaemon; subsequently acquired in 1901 by the politician Hara Sankei.

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.Add.1277 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)
Six-panel folding screen, painting. Four tigers crossing a river. Ink, colour and gold-leaf on paper. Signed, sealed.

Six-panel folding screen, painting. Four tigers crossing a river. Ink, colour and gold-leaf on paper. Signed, sealed.

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