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Brooke Sewell Bequest

  • painting; hanging scroll

    Painting, hanging scroll. Chinese princess and attendants meeting a dragon. Ink on silk. Signed and sealed. With storage box (bearing seal).

    • Object type: painting; hanging scroll
    • Producer: Cho Gessho (張月樵) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production place: Japan
  • painting; handscroll

    Painting, handscroll. Spring flowers. Ink and colours on paper. Signed and sealed. With paulownia storage box.

    • Object type: painting; handscroll
    • Producer: Matsumura Keibun (松村景文) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 19thC(early)
    • Production place: Japan
  • sword; shirazaya

    Tachi (lond sword blade) 2002,0508.1. Signed. with habaki and shirazaya (plain wooden storage scabbard).

    • Object type: sword; shirazaya
    • Producer: Sueyuki (末行) (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Kamakura Period
    • Production date: 1150-1250
    • Production place: Bitchu
  • screen; painting

    Painting, two-panel screen. Scholars in a landscape. Ink and colours on paper, mounted on a board (probably a tea-screen).

    • Object type: screen; painting
    • Producer: Yokoi Kinkoku (横井金谷) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production place: Japan
  • figure

    A standing bronze figure of a four-armed Siva carrying a citron, an antelope (head missing) and an axe (lost); one hand in abhaya mudra.

    • Object type: figure
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Nolamba Dynasty
    • Production date: 11thC-12thC
    • Production place: India
    • Find spot: Andhra Pradesh
  • vase-stand; vase

    Large vase. Decorated with auspicious flowers and peach sprays. Made of white porcelain. With original carved hardwood stand designed by the artist, inner storage box inscribed by the artist with the title, signature and seal, and outer...

    • Object type: vase-stand; vase
    • Producer: Itaya Hazan 板谷波山 (Made by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Taisho Era; Showa Era
    • Production date: 1925
    • Production place: Ibaraki-ken
  • Doban-e jo saishiki; print

    Colour woodblock print, triptych. European woman and young daughter standing at a toy stall decked out with a display of toys (dolls, stick horses, a toy axe, horns, and drums); the stall-holder shows a doll to the young girl.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Maruya Tokuzo (Published by); Utagawa Sadahide (歌川貞秀) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1860
    • Production place: Japan
  • Tigers Crossing a River; screen; painting

    Painting, six-panel folding screen. Mother tiger carrying three cubs across a river. Ink, colour and gold-leaf on paper. Signed and sealed.

    • Object type: screen; painting
    • Producer: Maruyama Okyo (円山応挙) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1781-1782
    • Production place: Kyoto
  • Kanagawa-oki nami-ura 神奈川沖浪裏; Fugaku sanjurokkei 富岳三十六景; print

    Colour woodblock oban print. 'The Great Wave'; fishermen crouching in three skiffs, with towering wave about to crash down on them, Mt Fuji seen low in hollow of wave. Inscribed and signed.

    • Object type: print
    • Producer: Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎) (Print artist); Nishimuraya Yohachi (西村屋与八) (Published by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tenpo Era
    • Production date: 1831
    • Production place: Edo
  • The Mission of Commodore Perry to Japan, 1854; handscroll

    Handscroll, painting. Pictorial record of US Commodore Matthew Perry's second visit to Japan in 1854. Ink, colour, gold and silver pigment on paper. Double paulownia wood storage box, with handwritten document detailing the contents of the...

    • Object type: handscroll
    • Producer: Onuma Chinzan (大沼沈山) (Calligrapher); Hibata Osuke(樋畑翁輔) (Painted by)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Edo Period
    • Production date: 1854-1858
    • Production place: Japan
  • Kagetsujo 華月帖; shunga; illustrated book

    Erotic illustrated book, shunga Folding album. Woodblock with slight colour. By painters of Kyoto and Osaka, particularly artists of the Maruyama-Shijo and related schools.

    • Object type: shunga; illustrated book
    • Producer: Gan Ryo (岸良) (Print artist); Gan Tai (岸岱) (Print artist); Hishikawa Kiyoharu 菱川清春 (Print artist); Ito Genbei 伊東源平ヱ (Written by); Kamo no Suetaka 加茂季鷹 (Written by); Kano Eigaku (狩野永岳) (Print artist); Kawamura Kiho (河村琦鳳) (Print artist); Maruyama Oshin (丸山応震) (Print artist); Murakami Shodo (村上松堂) (Print artist); Mori Tetsuzan (森徹山) (Print artist); Okamoto Tsunehiko (岡本常彦) (Print artist); Ukita Ikkei (浮田一蕙) (Print artist)
    • Culture/period/dynasty: Tenpo Era
    • Production date: 1836
    • Production place: Japan