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- Object: Ehon sakigake sho-hen 絵本魁 初編 (Illustrated Book of Leaders (vol. 1))
Illustrated book, vol. 1 from an original set of two volumes. Scenes of famous warriors, some images oriented vertically across two pages. Woodblock-printed. Compare with JIB.225.
- Production date
Height: 22.20 centimetres
Width: 16.10 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- Hillier and Smith 1980
A book of 'warrior pictures' (musha-e), typical of a number of 'ehon' designed about this time by Hokusai, but certainly the best of them, with some of the largest subjects printed vertically across the two sheets of an opening.
Brown, Louise Norton, 'Block Printing and Book Illustration in Japan', London and New York, 1924, p. 183.
Fagioli, Marco, 'Hokusai wakan ehon sakigake', Florence, 1978.
Hillier, J, 'The Art of Hokusai in Book Illustration', London, 1980, no. 245.
Toda, Kenji, 'Descriptive Catalogue of the Japanese and Chinese Illustrated Books in the Ryerson Library of the Art Institute of Chicago', Chicago, 1931, p. 263.
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
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- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.455 (Hillier no.)