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  • Description

    Original manga drawing. Professor Munakata examines the Rosetta Stone. Signed and dated on verso.

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  • Date

    • October 2009
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 38.5 centimetres
    • Width: 25.7 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    For display as part of ASD21 (5 Nov. 2009 - 3 Jan. 2010). Mr. Hoshino, one of the leading manga artists working in Japan today, has announced his intention to draw nine whole episodes of the story Munakata kyōju ikōroku (Professor Munakata’s Case Records) relating the British Museum, which will be serialised in the magazine Big Comic and then available for BMP to produce as a single volume in English translation.
    The artist has commented on this drawing as follows:
    “Writing? I don’t see any writing. So where’s it carved?”


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2009-2010 5 Nov-3 Jan, BM, Gallery 3, 'Manga: Professor Munakata's British Museum Adventure'
    2011 29 Sep-2012 8 Apr. BM, Gallery 91, 'Manga at the British Museum: drawings by Hoshino Yukinobu'

  • Condition

    New drawings in perfect condition, some with under-drawing in blue and corrections by the artist.

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  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.Add.1285 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)
Original manga drawing. Professor Munakata examines the Rosetta Stone. Signed and dated on verso.

reproduced by permission of the artist © The Trustees of the British Museum

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