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Tsuzoku Isoppu monogatari 通俗伊蘇譜物語 (A Popular Version of Aesop's Fables)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1979,0305,0.514.1-6

  • Title (object)

    • Tsuzoku Isoppu monogatari 通俗伊蘇譜物語 (A Popular Version of Aesop's Fables)
  • Description

    Illustrated book. 6 vols. Japanese translation of 'Aesop's Fables' with illustrations. Woodblock-printed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1875
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.4 centimetres
    • Width: 15.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Hillier and Smith 1980

    Aesop had appeared before in Japanese translations, the earliest as far back as 1593. The interest of this particular edition lies in Kyosai's illustrations which are based very closely on the designs made by John Tenniel for an 'Aesop's Fables' published in London in 1848, but which succeed in being very much more than simply pastiche.Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International Foundation

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  • Bibliography

    • Hillier & Smith 1980 145 bibliographic details
    • Hillier 1987 629(b/w) bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2008 Feb 18-2008 Jun 1, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'
    2011 Jun- 2011 Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present' (2 vols)
    2016 Apr - Oct, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: Aesop's Fables
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1979

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1979,0305,0.514.1-6

  • Additional IDs

    • JH.514 (Hillier no.)

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