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Yayoi / Furyu Shiki Kasen

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Yayoi

    Title (series)

    • Furyu Shiki Kasen
  • Description

    Woodblock print. Popular culture. Classical series. Young gentleman floating message-bearing sake cups downstream to two ladies. Poem.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1724-1770 (floruit)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Furyu Shiki Kasen
      • Inscription Comment

        series title
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Comment

        Harunobu, Suzuki
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Transliteration

      • Inscription Comment

        item title
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    1 June 2002

    Treatment proposal

    repair and remount


    Print adhered at all four edges to old, thin mount.

    Treatment details

    Removed print from mount using bamboo spatula. Residual paper and adhesive removed from all four edges verso with moisture swabs and scalpel. Print was humidified in a Gore-Tex chamber and gently pressed between blotters.

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