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Title

Sonan Gafu

1834


Artist

Ônishi Chinnen

Japan

1792 - 1851


Details


Alternative title

Illustrated book by Sonan


Place where the work was made

Japan


Date

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


Location

Not on display


Accession number

191.1980.a-cc


Artist information

Ônishi Chinnen

Works in the collection

2


Place

Where the work was made
Japan

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history


Referenced in 2 publications

Bibliography


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.).