- Museum number
- Object: Ichiro gafu 一老画譜 (Ichiro's Picture Album)
Illustrated book, one volume. Designs demonstrating the artist's style, with 'kyoka' verses. Colour woodblock-printed, with gauffrage.
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Height: 22.70 centimetres
Width: 15.80 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
Ichiro was one of Gakutei's art-names. The designs appeared first in a privately published 'kyoka' book in two volumes entitled 'Sansui kikan kyoka-shu' (Collected 'kyoka' and Landscapes of Strange Sights), undated but c. 1820. This and 1979,0305,0.559; 1979,0305,0.293 and 1979,0305,0.284 show the continuing vitality of the tradition of 'kyoka' illustration in the woodblock-printed book.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, pp. 190-1.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 277.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.274 (Hillier no.)