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Doban-e jo saishiki (Coloured copperplate print)
- Doban-e jo saishiki (Coloured copperplate print)
Colour woodblock print. European woman and young daughter standing at a toy stall decked out with a display of toys (dolls, stick horses, a toy axe, horns, and drums); the stall-holder shows a doll to the young girl.
- 1860 (intercalary 3rd month)
- Made in: Japan
- Height: 24.5 centimetres
- Width: 36.8 centimetres
Inscription TransliterationDoban-e jo saishiki
Inscription TranslationColoured copperplate print
Inscription TransliterationGountei Sadahide ga
Inscription TranslationPicture by Gountei Sadahide
This print is apparently based on another print in the BM collection: 1952,0117.14.13, after Adrian van der Venne, dated 1632. See blog by Janina Parol and Dora Thornton, Lost and found: toys, tears and the Thames, on BM website for this observation.
2009 Jul 1-Oct 25, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
2012 Jun – Oct, BM Japanese Galleries ‘Japan from Prehistory to Present’
27 January 1999
Reason for treatment
Repair, inlay, mount.
Creased corners and central crease.
Support corners and central crease with toned Mino adhered with Methyl Cellulose (Culminol). Relax on Goretex and placed between blotting paper under a board with weights. Inlaid using Japanese strip method and mounted in royal acid free board by MT3.
Credit Line: Purchase funded by the Brooke Sewell Bequest and British Museum Society.
Colour woodblock print, triptych. European woman and young daughter standing at a toy stall decked out with a display of toys (dolls, stick horses, a toy axe, horns, and drums); the stall-holder shows a doll to the young girl.
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Object reference number: JCF16236
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