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- Object: Ranpo jo 鸞鳳帖 (The Album of the Fabulous Bird)
Illustrated book, folding album. One volume. Haikai verses with illustrations in the Shijo-school style. Colour woodblock-printed.
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Height: 26.50 centimetres
Width: 18.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
An anthology of 'haiku', with prints by the Shijo artists Hoen (not the well-known artist of this name), Ranko, Nangaku and Tetsuzan. One of the finest of 'Shijo' albums. The 'Jo' (or 'Cho') of the title is more often used for folding albums of paintings, and these prints are exceptionally close to the feeling of original brushwork.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, pp. 165, 258, 268 and 272.
Mitchell, C H, with the assistance of Ueda, Osamu, 'The Illustrated Books of the Nanga, Maruyama, Shijo and Other Related Schools of Japan. A Biobibliography', Los Angeles, 1972, p. 446.
- Not on display
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.211 (Hillier no.)