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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1881,1210,0.2822

  • Description

    Painting, album leaf. Plum tree. Ink and colours on silk. Signed and sealed.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1800-1880
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 8 inches
    • Width: 8 inches
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal
  • Curator's comments

    In set with 1881,1210,0.2801-2821 In set with 1881,1210,0.2823-2827

    'GYOREI' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)

  • Subjects

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1881

  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1881,1210,0.2822

  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.2835 (Japanese Painting Number)

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