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  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Description

    Sketch. Male street performer dancing with lion mask and fan. Ink on paper.

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1842-1843 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 23.8 centimetres
    • Width: 17.2 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Asahi 1996





  • Bibliography

    • Asahi 1996 114 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Conservation

    See treatments 

    Treatment date

    15 February 1996

    Reason for treatment


    Treatment proposal

    Demount, repair, inlay, mount.


    Attached to old mount. Lined.

    Treatment details

    Demounted and removed long paper hinge. Removed lining with moisture. Repaired top right corner with sekishu adhered with cellofas. Lined with mino adhered with wheat starch paste. Placed on drying board to flatten. Trimmed leaving enough lining edges to act as the inlay. Mounted in royal acid free board by MT3.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • 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


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.1455 (Japanese Painting Number)
Sketch. Male street performer dancing with lion mask and fan. Ink on paper.



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