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Image of Iga no Tsubone, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe

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Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese (1838 - 1912)



Iga no Tsubone, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe

Meiji
1886
Color woodblock

Sheet
14 x 9 3/8 in. (35.56 x 23.813 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.10
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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This object has the following keywords:
  • bodies of water - Natural depressions or courses in the earth's surface that are filled with water, including seas, lakes, and rivers.
  • body armor - Pieces of armor worn on the human body.
  • fans - Hand-held implements used to produce a current of air or that serve as purely decorative accessories; may be rigid or collapsible.
  • 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 - Sources:
    - Torioi Omatsu kaijō shinwa, 1927:
    - Shin bijin, 1898:
    - Kotobank.jp, 2012-10-03:
    - Shozō ukiyoe hanga dētabēsu, 2012-10-03:
    - Nihon bijutsukan, 1997:
    - Jinbutsu refarensu j. Bijutsu hen, 2010
    - Ukiyoe j., 1974:
    - Nihon gaka j., 1927:
    - Yōshū Chikanobu = Hashimoto Naoyoshi, 2012:
  • 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.
  • mica - Group of monoclinic minerals with perfect basal cleavage.
  • mica - White pigment that is used in industrial products, such as white casein wall paint.
  • 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."
  • trees - Woody, perennial plants usually with a single, long, self-supporting stem or trunk, and which grow to a considerable height.
  • 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.
  • warriors - Those trained for or engaged in the physical combat of warfare, especially close hand-to-hand combat, and designated for or sanctioned in that function by the society or group for which they fight, irrespective of membership in an army. Includes men of the warrior age grade in certain pre-literate societies, as for instance, among some East African pastoral societies. For members of an army, whether directly involved in combat or in other duties, use "soldiers."
  • 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
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Purchased from Auction Ukiyo-e, United Kingdom
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 8/27/2002
    Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022


Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "The Japanese Art Open Database." (Accessed August 31, 2022): http://www.jaodb.com/db/search.asp. http://www.jaodb.com/db/ItemDetail.asp?item=32168.
  • "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No. 93.6.75.

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