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Shuhanron emaki 酒飯論絵巻

  • Object type

  • Museum number


  • Title (object)

    • Shuhanron emaki 酒飯論絵巻
  • Description

    Painting, handscroll. Scenes of yashiki (nobleman's villa) life showing the preparation of food, and the reception and entertainment of guests. Ink and colour on paper.

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 18thC
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14 inches
    • Width: 456 inches
  • Curator's comments

    '272. There is a poor copy of this Makimono in the Imperial Museum at Tokyo. I also have a finer and earlier Makimono of the same subject. There is also one at the museum in Kyoto poor than this [?]. These Makimono differ in much detail.' 'a Chester Beatty Dat 1917' (unattributed annotation in the specially interleaved Japanese Study Room copy of Anderson 1886)


  • Location

    Not on display

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date


  • Acquisition notes

    The collection of over 2,000 Japanese and Chinese paintings assembled by Prof. William Anderson during his residency in Japan, 1873-1880, was acquired by the Museum in 1881. The items were not listed in the register, but rather were published separately as the 'Descriptive and Historical Catalogue of a Collection of Japanese and Chinese Paintings in the British Museum' (Longmans & Co, 1886).

  • Department


  • Registration number


  • Additional IDs

    • Jap.Ptg.177 (Japanese Painting Number)
Handscroll. Interior. Scenes of yashiki life showing the reception and entertainment of guests. Colour on paper.

Handscroll. Interior. Scenes of yashiki life showing the reception and entertainment of guests. Colour on paper.

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