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Painting, handscroll. Part of the seven happinesses, showing the gateway to the emperor's palace in springtime. Ink and colour on silk.
- Production date
Height: 33.40 centimetres
Width: 209.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
In set with 1881,1210,0.2631-2636
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.'
'7. Gateway of a nobleman's palace.'
'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)
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- 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).
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- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.2400 (Japanese Painting Number)