Nakazawa Toshiaki (akaYamanashi, Toshiaki Yusai)
Japanese (1864 – 1921) Primary
Shinko kogo (The Miracle of the Empress Jingu), from the Series Rekishi Kyoiko (Historical Wonders)Meiji
13 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. (35.243 x 23.495 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.365.a-c
Other Number(s): Toshiaki101 (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:
body armor*, bows*, edged weapons*, empresses*, Meiji*, Nakazawa, Toshiaki*, nishiki-e*, oban*, triptychs*, Ukiyo-e*, woodcuts*
- body armor - Pieces of armor worn on the human body.
- bows - Stringed projectile weapons designed to propel arrows, generally consisting of a long stave of wood, metal, fiberglass, or other flexible material, with a length of strong string fastened to the tips of the stave which is bent in a curve, either permanently or from the tension of the string. The string is drawn back, holding the arrow by means of a notch in its rear tip, and propels the arrow upon release.
- edged weapons - Weapons featuring a sharp edge or point for cutting, thrusting, clubbing, slashing, or various combinations thereof.
- empresses - Refers to female sovereigns of empires, which are political units that comprise a number of territories or nations and are ruled by a single supreme authority. The term may also refer to the wives and widows of emperors.
- 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.
- Strange circus [VR], c2007
- OCLC, Jan. 14, 2011
- nishiki-e - Japanese prints in which numerous blocks are used to print many colors.
- oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
- triptychs - Paintings or carvings consisting of or mounted on three attached panels, often hinged so that the outer wings fold over the central portion; a common form for altarpieces. Also used for other works having three related images side by side.
- 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 Japan Print Gallery (William O'Rorke)
Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
Ownership Start Date: 5/19/2002
Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022
Comparanda ListThe following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "Syracuse University Art Museum Online Collection." (Accessed on April 11, 2023): https://onlinecollections.syr.edu/advancedsearch. Accession No. 1967.1593.
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