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painting / handscroll

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1881,1210,0.2631

  • Description

    Painting, handscroll. Part of the seven calamities showing giant serpent rearing up among frightened travellers. Ink and colours on silk. Sealed.

  • Producer name

  • Date

    • 1800-1880
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 33.2 centimetres
    • Width: 208 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        mark
      • Inscription Comment

        seal(Okyo)
      • Inscription Type

        signature
  • Curator's comments

    In set with 1881,1210,0.2632-2637
    Index card attributes to Utsumi Motonori (1812-87), and says the set of 'Seven Happinesses and Seven Misfortunes' were completed by Maruyama Okyo in 1768 for the Eman-in temple, Otsu. Many artists copied this pioneer work of dynamic naturalism.'2631 to 2637. Copies (of inferior quality) from a famous set of drawings by O-kio.'
    'The 1733 date is P. Emanin's. Ōkō (Motonori) lived 1812-1887.' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)

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  • Location

    Not on display

  • 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

    1881,1210,0.2631

  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.2394 (Japanese Painting Number)

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