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Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

late 19th century


Media categories

Book , Print


Materials used

folded book: 26 leaves, 50 prints, colour woodcut


Dimensions

26.5 x 26.4 x 3.0 cm closed book; 26.3 x 52.7 cm open book :

a - Untitled (fireflies) by Kô-ô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf a

b - Untitled (cranes) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf b

c - Untitled (two little dogs) by Kôga, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf b

d - Untitled (a turtle) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf c

e - Untitled (two sparrows and snowy bamboo) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf c

f - Untitled (crows) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf d

g - Untitled (a hut at the riverside) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf d

h - Untitled (fish) by Rekizan, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf e

i - Untitled (fish breaking the water) by Kôga, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf e

j - Untitled (a painter) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf f

k - Untitled (a white heron) by Kô-ô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf f

l - Untitled (Mt.Fuji) [artist unknown], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf g

m - Untitled (a sparrow on the bine of cucamber) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf g

n - Untitled (doves and a morning glory) [artist unknown], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf h

o - Untitled (a pheasant) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf h

p - Untitled (a sparrow and a grasshopper) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf i

q - Untitled (narcissus) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf i

r - Untitled (Lady Murasaki) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf j

s - Untitled (a bird on the grass) by Kô-ô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf j

t - Untitled (chrysanthemum and the river) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf k

u - Untitled (vegitables) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf k

v - Untitled (barley at sunset) by Kô-ô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf l

w - Untitled (a girl) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf l

x - Untitled (turtle, pine, cranes and the sun) by Goshun, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf m

y - Untitled (winter landscape) by Seitei, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf m

z - Untitled (flying birds) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf n

aa - Untitled (Father and Son pushing the boats) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf n

bb - Untitled (a rainbow over a pagota) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf o

cc - Untitled (cat and the moon) by Chikudô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf o

dd - Untitled (a lily) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf p

ee - Untitled (a bird and flowers) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf p

ff - Untitled (bidrs in the grass) by Seiko, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf q

gg - Untitled (a mouse and a red-turnip) by Kô-ô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf q

hh - Untitled (a bird on the maple spray) by Kôga, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf r

ii - Untitled (rice-planting) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf r

jj - Untitled (grapes and a bee) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf s

kk - Untitled (chrysunthemum) by Chikuseki, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf s

ll - Untitled (doves) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf t

mm - Untitled (a maple tree) [artist unknown], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf t

nn - Untitled (an eggplant, a white radish, and a lotus pip) by Gyôsai, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf u

oo - Untitled (a sparrow on a branch) by Seiko, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf u

pp - Untitled (a vine tree and the river) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf v

qq - Untitled (ducks in the snow) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf v

rr - "On the temple bridge at Miyajima" by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf w

ss - Untitled (a rooster and a hen) by Oshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf w

tt - Untitled (a carp) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf x

uu - Untitled (a camellia) [artist unknown], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf x

vv - Untitled (a lotus) [artist's name illeg.], 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; leaf y

ww - Untitled (seven Gods) by Zeshin, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf v

xx - Untitled (Mt. Fuji) by Gekkô, 23.1 x 23.6 cm, image; verso leaf z


Signature & date

Signed c.l. [verso leaf a], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kô-ô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [leaf b], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf b], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kôga" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [leaf c], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Zeshin" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf c], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikuseki" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c.r. to l.r. [leaf d], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Hachijû-ichi okina/ Zeshin [Zeshin, who is an 81-years-old man]" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf d], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Ze-(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [leaf e], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf e], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kôga" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c.r. [leaf f], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf f], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kô-ô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r.corner [verso leaf g], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf h], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [leaf i], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed and dated c.r. [verso leaf i], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] " Tsuchinoe-inu san-gatsu Chikuseki [March 1989 Chikuseki]" [and artist's seal].
Signed l.l. [leaf j], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [verso leaf j], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kô-ô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [leaf k], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed l.r.corner [verso leaf k], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Zeshin" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf l], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kô-ô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c.r. [verso leaf l], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Zeshin" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf m], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Goshun" [ and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf m], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf n], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [ and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r.corner [verso leaf n], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Zeshin" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [leaf o], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf o], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikudô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [leaf p], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikuseki" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf p], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikuseki" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf q], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Seiko" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [verso leaf q], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kô-ô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf r], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Kôga" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c.r. [verso leaf r], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [leaf s], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikuseki" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [verso leaf s], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Chikuseki" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed c.r. [leaf t], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [leaf u], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gessan shyai [yet to be translated] Gyôsai" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.l. [verso leaf u], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Seiko" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf v], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed u.r. [verso leaf v], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed u.r. [leaf w], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf w], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Ôshin" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [leaf x], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf x], in Japanese, ink [stamped] "[artist's seal]". Not dated.
Signed l.r.corner [leaf y], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "(illeg.)" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.
Signed l.r. [verso leaf y], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Hachijû okina Zeshin [Zeshin who is an 80-years-old man]" [and artist's seal, partially hidden behind the image]. Not dated.
Signed c.l. [verso leaf z], in Japanese, ink [inscribed] "Gekkô" [and artist's seal]. Not dated.


Credit

Purchased 1984


Location

Not on display


Accession number

150.1984.a-z


Artist information

Various

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 1 publication

Bibliography


Khanh Trinh, Genji - the world of the Shining Prince, 'Imagining the 'Shining Prince' ', pgs. 8-29., Sydney, 2008, 8 (colour illus.). this is number 18 in the album by Ôgata GEKKÔ, 'Murasaki Shikibu at Ishiyama temple'