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print / diptych print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1924,0430,0.8

  • Description

    Colour woodblock print, part of diptych. Yamauba walking along coastal road with pet monkey with bundle of faggots on back; Minamoto Yorimitsu and his warriors on cliff in top left. Signed and sealed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1791-1792 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 36.5 centimetres
    • Width: 25.3 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

        signature
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

        春章画
      • Inscription Transliteration

        Shuncho ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Picture by Shuncho
      • Inscription Type

        seal
      • Inscription Language

        Japanese
      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Kiwame
      • Inscription Comment

        Censorship seal
  • Curator's comments

    Smith 1988

    The legendary mountain-witch Yamauba is accompanied by a monkey carrying faggots. The missing sheet shows her adopted child Kintaro and creatures associated with him. On the crag Minamoto Yorimitsu seems to be re-enacting his ambush of the monstrous Shuten Doji. The print is signed 'Painted by Shunsho'.

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  • Bibliography

    • Smith 1988 126 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1924

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    1924,0430,0.8


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