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Hyaku fuku zu (One Hundred Otafukus)

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Hyaku fuku zu (One Hundred Otafukus)
  • Description

    Hanging scroll. One hundred Otafukus. Ink and colour on silk. Paulownia storage box.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1924
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 120.2 centimetres
    • Width: 51 centimetres
    • Height: 215 centimetres (mount)
    • Width: 72.5 centimetres (mount)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Kinoe-ne shujitsu Kyosui ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Winter day, 1924. Painting by Kyosui.
      • Inscription Comment

        Lid, back
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition notes

    Given by Mrs Chikako Kojima in memory of her late husband Mr Hiroshi Kojima.

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  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.Add.1173 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)


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