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Image of Kintoki at Ashigara Mountain, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe (Eastern Brocade, Day and Night Compared)

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Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese (1838 - 1912)



Kintoki at Ashigara Mountain, from the series Azuma nishiki chuya kurabe (Eastern Brocade, Day and Night Compared)

Meiji
1886
Color woodblock

Sheet
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.56 x 24.13 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.11
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword
This object has the following keywords:
  • children - People in the earliest developmental stage of life.
  • flowers - The reproductive portions of any plant in the division Angiospermae, flowering plants. As popularly used, the term "flower" especially applies when part or all of the reproductive structure is distinctive in color and form.
  • 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.
  • monkeys - Common term referring to the New World monkeys and the Old World monkeys, two of the three groupings of simian primates, the third of which is the apes. There are over 250 known living species of monkey. Because of their similarity to monkeys, apes are often called "monkeys" in informal usage. Furthermore, some monkey species have the word "ape" in their common name, causing further confusion. Because monkeys are not a single coherent group, they do not all share any particular traits that are not also shared with the apes.
  • Monkeys--Folklore
  • mountains - Prominent landforms rising considerably above the surrounding area, typically having steep slopes, a sharp summit area, and large mass. Mountains rarely occur individually, and in most cases, are found in ranges, chains, or systems.
  • oban - Japanese prints of a standard size about 15 3/4 by 10 1/2 inches.
  • 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.
  • 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
    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=32169.
  • "Honolulu Museum of Art." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://honolulumuseum.org/collections/. https://honolulumuseum.org/collections/3593/.
  • "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No.: 93.6.10.

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