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print / hashira-e

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  • Description

    Colour woodblock pillar print, hashira-e. Fan-seller: modish-looking young man carrying box of fan-papers, watched from bamboo grille by courtesan. Signed and sealed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1770 (c.)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 70 centimetres
    • Width: 11.6 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        image, bottom left
      • Inscription Language

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Transliteration

        Fujinobu ga
      • Inscription Translation

        Picture by Fujinobu
      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

        image, bottom left
      • Inscription Comment

        Seal of Yamamoto Fujinobu.
  • Curator's comments

    Smith 1988

    A modish-looking young man is watched from a bamboo grille by a courtesan. He is carrying a box of fan-papers. The print is signed 'Painted by Fujinobu'.

  • Bibliography

    • Smith 1988 59 bibliographic details
    • Waterhouse 1964 9(b/w) bibliographic details
    • Hizo Ukiyo-e taikan Vol 2 BW 61 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display

  • Exhibition history

    2016 Jul–Oct, London, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'

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