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painting / handscroll

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1913,0501,0.597

  • Description

    Painting, handscroll. Figures (including Hotei) and animals. Ink and colours on paper.

  • Producer name

  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Oju Seisei Kyosai
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Karasu on
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Toiku
  • Bibliography

    • Hizo Ukiyo-e taikan Vol 1 195 bibliographic details
    • Clark 1993 BW 10 bibliographic details
    • Morrison 1911 vol. 1, pl. LVI bibliographic details
  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1913

  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of Japanese and Chinese paintings belonging to Arthur Morrison was purchased by Sir William Gwynne-Evans, who presented it to the British Museum in 1913.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1913,0501,0.597

  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.1611 (Japanese Painting Number)

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