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surimono / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1907,0531,0.537

  • Description

    Woodblock print. Surimono. Music and drama. Bugaku dancer: Shinmakkatsu. Boy dancer in red brocade dress bowing, with poems.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1777-1859 (floruit)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(?)
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(Ryusai)
  • Curator's comments

    Mounted with 1907,0531,0.539

  • Bibliography

    • Binyon 1916 11 bibliographic details
  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    31 March 1999

    Treatment proposal

    Remount

    Condition

    Surface and ingrained dirt overall. Attached along all four sides to mount board. Horizontal crease along the top edge.

    Treatment details

    Detach from back mount and remove adhesive residue. Press.

    About these records 

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated events

    • Associated Event: bugaku (dance)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1907

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1907,0531,0.537

  • Additional IDs

    • B11

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