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Black Ships (Kurofune), frontispiece illustration from the literary magazine Bungei kurabu, vol. 1, no. 9

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Illustration of a story by Chizuka Reisui (1866-1942).

Signed

Unsigned

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1895 (Meiji 28)

Catalogue Raisonné

Yamada, Kuchi-e meisaku monogatari shû (2006), pp. 83-6; Yamada, Mokuhan kuchi-e sôran (2005), photo p. 310; Yamada, "Bungei Kurabu...," Ukiyo-e geijutsu 144 (2002), photo p. 67

Accession Number

2000.293

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints