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Ichiro gafu 一老画譜 (Ichiro's Picture Album)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1979,0305,0.274

  • Title (object)

    • Ichiro gafu 一老画譜 (Ichiro's Picture Album)
  • Description

    Illustrated book, print. One volume. 'Kyoka' verses and designs demonstrating the artist's style. Colour woodblock-printed, with gauffrage.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1823
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.7 centimetres
    • Width: 15.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Hillier and Smith 1980

    Ichiro was one of Gakutei's art-names. The prints appeared first in a privately published 'kyoka' book in two volumes entitled 'Sansui kikan kyoka-shu' (Collected 'kyoka' and Landscapes of Strange Sights) undated but c. 1820. This and 1979, 0305, 0559; 1979, 0305, 0293 and 1979, 0305, 0284 show the continuing vitality of the tradition of 'kyoka' illustration in the woodblock book.

    Literature:
    Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, pp. 190-1.
    Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 277.

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  • Bibliography

    • Hillier & Smith 1980 127 bibliographic details
    • Hizo Ukiyo-e taikan Vol 3 325,326 bibliographic details
    • Smith 1988 Books:52 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1979

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1979,0305,0.274

  • Additional IDs

    • JH.274 (Hillier no.)

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