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Image of “Evacuation of the Ladies,” from the series The Inner Precincts of Chiyoda Castle (Chiyoda no Ōoku, Otachinoki)

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Toyohara Chikanobu
Japanese (1838 - 1912) Primary



“Evacuation of the Ladies,” from the series The Inner Precincts of Chiyoda Castle (Chiyoda no Ōoku, Otachinoki)

Meiji
1896
Color woodblock

Greatest Dimensions
14 5/8 x 10 in. (37.148 x 25.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2022.13.73.a-c
Other Number(s): Chikanobu176 (Donor Number)
Geography: Asia, Japan
Classification: Fine and Visual Arts; Prints; Woodcuts
Culture/Nationality: Japanese

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  • color woodcuts - Woodcuts that incorporate color, usually through combining a series of blocks in precise registration that have been inked with individual hues and pressed onto one support.
  • Equus caballus - Hooved animal. Original populations of Equus caballus were once found in the steppe zone from Poland to Mongolia. Now domesticated, horses occur throughout the world and in feral populations in some areas. Three of the several early breeds of horse - Przewalski's horse from central Asia, the tarpan from eastern Europe and the Ukrainian steppes, and the forest horse of northern Europe - are generally thought to have been the ancestral stock of modern domestic horses. According to this line of thinking, Przewalski's horse and the tarpan formed the basic breeding stock from which the southerly 'warm-blooded' horses developed, while the forest horse gave rise to the heavy, 'cold-blooded' breeds. All modern breeds are divided as light, fast, spirited breeds typified by the modern Arabian, heavier, slower, and calmer working breeds typified by the Belgian, and intermediate breeds typified by the Thoroughbred. They are also classified according to where they originated (e.g., Percheron, Clydesdale, and Arabian), by the principal use of the horse (riding, draft, coach horse), and by their outward appearance and size (light, heavy, pony).
  • fires - Events where something is totally or partially consumed by fire, whether intentionally or by accident. For the process of altering, injuring, or consuming something by fire or heat, see "burning."
  • 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.
  • lanterns - Lighting devices, fixed or portable, designed to protect and enclose the light source, usually with sides of glass, horn, pierced metal, paper, or other material, allowing light to emerge and often having a supporting frame, hanging device, or carrying handle. They may be purely utilitarian or decorative, sometimes having ceremonial significance.
  • 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.
  • 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
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Purchaed from Catwiki
    Disposal Method: Donation to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 12/11/2020
    Ownership End Date: 7/22/2022


Bibliography List
The following Bibliography exist for this object:
  • "Japanese Art from Kathi Doster." Mirabile Dictu: The Bryn Mawr College Library Newsletter Issue 25 (Fall 2022): 13.

Comparanda List
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
  • "The Met Online Collections Database." The Met Collection. (Accessed April 9, 2020): The Metropolitan Museum of Art, https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/. Accession No.: JP3558, Figure Number: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/55859?ft=Chiyoda+Castle+(Album+of+Women)&offset=40&rpp=40&pos=69.
  • "Portland Art Museum Online Collections." (Accessed July 29, 2022): Portland Art Museum, http://portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=home. Accession No.: 2006.93.32a-c, Figure Number: http://portlandartmuseum.us/mwebcgi/mweb.exe?request=record;id=46772;type=101.
  • "The Claremont Colleges Digital LIbrary." (Accessed September 1, 2022): https://ccdl.claremont.edu/, Accession No.: 2003.1.85.

Related Bibliography List
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
  • Bruce Coats, Chikanobu: Modernity and Nostalgia in Japanese Prints (Leiden, The Netherlands: Hotei Publishing, 2006), 178. Figure Number: Plate 204

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