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Doban-e jo saishiki (Coloured copperplate print)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1998,0218,0.19

  • Title (object)

    • Doban-e jo saishiki (Coloured copperplate print)
  • Description

    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.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1860 (intercalary 3rd month)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 24.5 centimetres
    • Width: 36.8 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        inscription
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Doban-e jo saishiki
      • Inscription Translation

        Coloured copperplate print
      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Gountei Sadahide ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Picture by Gountei Sadahide
  • Curator's comments

    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.

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    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’

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1998

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit Line: Purchase funded by the Brooke Sewell Bequest and British Museum Society.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1998,0218,0.19

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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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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