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Ichiro gafu 一老画譜 (Ichiro's Picture Album)

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  • Title (object)

    • Ichiro gafu 一老画譜 (Ichiro's Picture Album)
  • Description

    Illustrated book, print. One volume. 'Kyoka' verses and designs demonstrating the artist's style. Colour woodblock-printed, with gauffrage.

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  • Date

    • 1823
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 22.7 centimetres
    • Width: 15.8 centimetres
  • Curator's comments

    Hillier and Smith 1980

    Ichiro was one of Gakutei's art-names. The prints 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, 0559; 1979, 0305, 0293 and 1979, 0305, 0284 show the continuing vitality of the tradition of 'kyoka' illustration in the woodblock 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.


  • Bibliography

    • Hillier & Smith 1980 127 bibliographic details
    • Hizo Ukiyo-e taikan Vol 3 325,326 bibliographic details
    • Smith 1988 Books:52 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

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  • Additional IDs

    • JH.274 (Hillier no.)


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