Princess Osakabe, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe
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Japanese (1838 - 1912) Primary
Princess Osakabe, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabeMeiji
14 x 9 3/8 in. (35.56 x 23.813 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.3
Other Number(s): Chikanobu101 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
ghosts*, Hashimoto, Chikanobu, 1838-1912*, Japanese*, kimonos*, Meiji*, oban*, spirits*, swords*, Ukiyo-e*, woodcuts*
- ghosts - Souls of deceased persons, spoken of as appearing in a visible form, or otherwise manifesting their presence, to the living.
Hashimoto, Chikanobu, 1838-1912
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- Japanese - Nationality, periods, cultures, and styles found in Japan, either in historical times or in the present.
- kimonos - Loose, wide-sleeved garments fastened around the waist with an obi or broad sash, traditionally worn by Japanese men and women.
- Meiji - Period and style that coincides with the rule of emperor Mutsuhito, called Meiji, from 1868 to 1912. The period is characterized by a transformation from feudalism to a modern industrial state, taking western nations as a model. After the Vienna Exposition of 1873, artists were encouraged to produce traditional arts and crafts for export, such as carvings in wood and ivory and laquer. The art of the period also saw the influence of western art and architecture.
- oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
- spirits - Incorporeal or immaterial beings, as opposed to beings having body and matter; used especially in theology. For spiritual beings who were once human or animal, see "souls."
- swords - Edged weapons consisting basically of a blade, generally longer than that of daggers or knives, and a grip; designed for delivering cutting or thrusting blows or both.
- Ukiyo-e - Distinctive genre in painting and other media, but most prominently in woodblock printing. It arose in the Edo period (1600-1868) and built up a broad popular market among the middle classes. Subject matter typically focused on brothel districts and kabuki theatres, with formats ranging from single sheet prints to book illustrations. Generally, the style is characterized by a mixture of the realistic narrative of the Kamakura period and the mature decorative style of the Momoyama and Edo periods. Distinctive styles and specialties in subject matter were developed by different schools throughout the period.
- woodcuts - Prints made using the process of woodcut, which is a relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.
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Owner Name: S. Kathleen Doster, Class of 1978
Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
Acquisition Method: Purchased from Kotobuki GMBH Fine Japanese Prints and Books, Munich, Germany
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 4/8/2002
Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No.: 93.6.110.
Related Bibliography ListThe following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Bruce Coats, Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints (Leiden, The Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 2006), 119. Figure Number: 108
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