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Great Elephant Recently Imported from Overseas (Shin tohakurai no dai zô)

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Mounted in an album of 55 prints with the hand-written title "The Road to the Capital, Spring 1863" (Bunkyû san haru no miyako michi).

Signed

Ichiryûsai Yoshitoyo ga (on each sheet) 一龍斎芳豊画

Marks

Censor's seal: Tiger 2 aratame No blockcutter's mark

Credit Line

Source unidentified

Japanese, Edo period, 1866 (Keiô 2), 2nd month

Dimensions

Vertical ôban diptych; H. 36.1 cm (14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2009.5011.53a-b

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints