- Museum number
- Object: Chuko sanjurokkasen 中古三十六歌仙 (The Thirty-six Poetic Immortals of the Middle Ages)
Illustrated book. One volume. Memorial volume to calligraphy master Ryuchi, with poems by thirty-six pupils with illustration opposite each, all imitating ink-rubbings (ishizuri). Woodblock-printed.
- Production date
- 1793 (postscript date)
Height: 31 centimetres
Width: 21.20 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Hillier and Smith 1980
The works of the thirty-six poets with an allusive and powerful illustration opposite each.
There seems to be nothing to connect this Koshu with the artist of 'Koshu gafu' (1979, 0305, 0228), and in fact their names are composed of different characters.
Hillier, J, 'The Uninhibited Brush. Japanese Art in the Shijo Style', London, 1974, pp. 157-8.
Conservation Credit Line: Conservation of this book was supported by the Toshiba International Foundation
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Previous owner/ex-collection number: JH.481 (Hillier no.)