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Illustration of the Principal Dignitaries of Japan (Nihon chûseki kiken no zu)

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Signed

Tôshû Shôgetsu 東洲勝月

Marks

Artist's seal: Shôgetsu

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1891 (Meiji 24), January

Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #21, photo p. 63; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #44, photo p. 32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73.2 cm (14 1/16 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.530a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints