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Ônishi CHINNEN

(Japan 1792 – 1851)

Title
Sonan Gafu
Alternative title:
Illustrated book by Sonan
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Tenpo era 1830 - 1844Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615 - 1868 → Japan
Year
1834
Media categories
Print, Book
Materials used
bound book: 29 leaves, 25 prints, colour woodcut
Dimensions

27.2 x 16.8 cm leaf; 27.2 x 34.0 cm open book; 27.3 x 18.1 x 1.5 cm closed book:

a - Turtles swimming in the water; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf d and leaf e

b - (Two figures); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf e and leaf f

c - Cranes; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf f and leaf g

d - (Single woman); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf g and leaf h

e - (Turtles' archery); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf h and leaf i

f - God of wealth; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf i and leaf j

g - Camellias; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf j and leaf k

h - Seven flowers in autumn; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf k and leaf l

i - Bellflowers; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf l and leaf m

j - Touting for customers; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf m and leaf n

k - Crossing the river by a boat; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf n and leaf o

l - Wisteria and a sparrow; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf o and leaf p

m - Lady Murasaki; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf p and leaf q

n - Cats; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf q and leaf r

o - (Woman by sea); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf r and leaf s

p - Making tubs; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf s and leaf t

q - A flounder; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf t and leaf u

r - Chinese children; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf u and leaf v

s - Doves; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf v and leaf w

t - (Ancient noble man and woman); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf w and leaf x

u - Two birds and persimmon; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf x and leaf y

v - Persimmon seller; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf y and leaf z

w - Playing koto; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf z and leaf aa

x - Mt. Fuji; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf aa and leaf bb

y - God of wealth and longevity; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf bb and leaf cc

Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. [verso leaf cc], in Japanese, ink "Tenpô mizunoe tatsu ku-gatsu/ Chinnen [ninth month of 1832/ Chinnen]".
Credit
Purchased 1980
Accession number
191.1980.a-cc
Location
Not on display
Bibliography (2)

Jackie Menzies, Three years on: a selection of acquisitions 1978-1981, 'Asian Art', pg. 85-103, Sydney, 1981, 97. cat.no. 24

Amy Reigle Newland and Chris UHLENBECK (Editors), Ukiyo-e to Shin hanga: The Art of Japanese Woodblock Prints, England, 1990, 243 (colour illus.).