Forrest/Nedela Collection: MEIJI JAPAN 1868 - 1912

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Boshin or Todai Wars 1868 - 1869

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0033

Title (Original):            
Title: Ueno Sensō
Translated Title: The Battle of Ueno, (4 July 1868, Meiji 1, 15th day of the 5th month) Toh Dai War of 1868

Also recorded as Toh Dai Dai Sensoh e zu: Toh Dai War of 1868 or The Boshin Wars, AKA: Ueno Battle or To Dai War on web-site for Rare Oriental Books.com. (2015)
Artist (Original):        
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) aka: Gountei
Studio Name: Nagashima Mohsai (recorded on panels 4 and 9)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Ebisuya Shôshichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: c.1868
Acquisition Date: 04 December 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 9 sheets. 13 7/8” x 85 1/8” , 35. 5x 137cm

Condition:  Excellent colour and detail.  Nine separate panels. A few small losses at corners, slight
separation along vertical fold in second panel from left, a few small holes and thinning spots, repaired. Slight soiling, a few creases, slight rubbing near edges.

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0029

Title  (Original):     
Title:                           
Translated Title:  Illustration of the Ceremony Promulgating the Constitution, 1890
Recorded in the 2001 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts publication “Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age”. Catalogue number 17, page 59.

Artist (Original): Unknown
Artist: Unknown
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):  表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1890
Acquisition Date: 19 October 2015

Country of origin:Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 3 5. 7 x 69.3cm

Condition: Excellent colour and detail. Three attached panels, backed with paper. Very slight rubbing at edges, paper slightly curled.


           

 

Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0026

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Meiji Emperor Observing Army Exercises, 1892

Artist (Original):
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): 表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:  1892         
Acquisition Date: 24 September 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 35.7 x 69.3 cm

Condition: Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. A few small losses at edges, thinning along edges, repaired. Slight soiling and offsetting, a few creases.

 

Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai)
Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0008

Title  (Original):
Title:
Translated Title :  The Imperial Phoenix Carriage Leaves the Palace for the Military Review at Aoyama, 1892

Artist (Original): Unknowm
Artist:Unknown
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):   表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date:1892
Acquisition Date: 8 February 2015

Country of origin:Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 35. 7 x 69cm


Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three panels are backed, and attached at the seams. A tear and small loss in subject, a few holes repaired with backing.

 

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Categories: The Royal Family and Government    
(and First Sino-Japanese War: 1 August 1894 – 17 April 1895)

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0019

Title (Original):
Title: Yasembyoin no gyoko no zu ( Picture of the highest visit in the field hospital) (The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Also recorded asOf Visit Of The Empress To The Field Hospital’) (Mita Arts Catalogue)

Artist (Original):小林清親 (1847-1915)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)
Medium:  Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Kobayashi Kiyochika
Signature: Kiyochika         
Publisher (Original):
Publisher: Takekawa Seikichi
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1895
Acquisition Date: 14 July 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

                                                           
Condition:  Very good condition. Very nice luxury imprint in fresh bright colours, with relief printing. Originally fixed together,

 

Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0032

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884

Artist (Original):
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher:Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1884
Acquisition Date: 4 November 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69 x 35.7cm

Condition:  Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. A few small wormholes, small thinning spot, repaired. Slight soiling and faint ink offsetting.

 

Series: TheMeiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0001

Title (Original):「第三回博覽會圖」
Title:  Dai sankai hakurankai zu
Translated Title: Illustration of the Third National Industrial Exposition, 1890

Artist (Original): 楊斎(渡辺)延一 (1872-1944)
Artist: Yōsai  (Watanabe) Nobukazu (1872 - 1944)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature:  Yōsai Nobukazu hitsu
Seal: Nobukazu
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher:Takekawa Unokichi (Takekawa Unosuke)
Engraver: Muneoka tō (Muneoka Nobukichi, born 1858)
Publication Date: 1890
Acquisition Date: 31 January 2016

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition:  Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. A few small holes, and thinning spots, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling, faint spotting.

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Categoyr: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0032

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: Horse Racing at Ueno, Tokyo, 1884

Artist (Original) :
Artist: Toyohara Chikanobu (1838-1912)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1884
Acquisition Date: 4 November 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size:  Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7c

Condition: Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. A few small wormholes, small thinning spot, repaired. Slight soiling and faint ink offsetting.

 

 

 

Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0030

Title  (Original):     
Title: Teikoku Gikai
Translated Title: The Imperial Diet, 1890

Artist (Original): Unknown
Artist:Unknown
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Seal: Unknown
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):表記無し
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1890
Acquisition Date:  23 October 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27 ½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

Condition:   Excellent colour and detail. Three separate panels. A few holes, repaired. Creasing, slight soiling.

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai)

Category:  Modernisation in Japan

Accession Number: DFJN2016PRJW0005

Title (Original):            
Title:                           
Translated Title: Carriage Passing the Nihonbashi in Tokyo
                                                                                         
Artist (Original):        
Artist: Utagawa Yoshitora (active circa 1840 - 1880) aka: Gountei
            
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Publisher (Original):
Publisher:                 
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1869
Acquisition Date: 19 April, 2016

Country of origin: Japan
Size: triptych, vertical oban, 14 ¼” x 28 ½’ 36.5 x 72

Condition: Excellent colour and detail.  Three attached panel, backed with paper. A few small holes, repaired. Slight creasing and soiling

 
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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai)
Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: Moulding the Next Generation: Children

Accession Number:     

Title (Original) :
Title: Kodomo Fuzoku - Takoage
Translated Title: Children’s Customs: Kite -flying

Artist (Original) :
Artist: Miyagawa Shuntei (1873 – 1914)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original):  
Publisher: Akiyama Bueman
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1897
Acquisition Date: 2013       

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 35.2 x 22.9cm

 Condition: Very Good overall. Excellent colour and detail.


                    

 

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: Moulding the next Generation: Children

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0032

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title: The Highest Level of Virtue

Artist (Original):Unknown
Artist:Unknown  (Unsigned)
Medium:  Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e) ; ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1887
Acquisition Date: 23 November 2015

Country of Origin: Japan
Size: Pentaptych. 137/8 x 46 5/8 (inches) 50 x 152.5 cm. (six (6) sheet senso-e)

Condition: Good overall. Excellent colour and detail. Six separate panels. Second panel from right is backed with paper to repair a large loss and three tears across panel. Slight soiling, faint offsetting. The mica on the folding screen at the bottom of the page has oxidised to a darker tone.

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Series: The Meiji period (明治時代, Meiji-jidai) Restoration: 1868 -1912

Category: The Royal Family and Government

Accession Number: DFJN2015PRJW0028

Title (Original):
Title:
Translated Title:  His Imperial Majesty’s Funeral Outside Nijubashi, 1912

Artist (Original):    
Artist: Yasuda Hanpo (1889 - 1947)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Unknown
Seal: Unknown
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1912
Acquisition Date: 12 October 2015

Country of origin: Japan
Size:  Vertical ōban.  Double triptych, (Hexaptych) 36 x 23.5cm (each)

                                                           
Condition: Excellent colour and detail.  Six separate panels. A few small holes, repaired. A few light creases.


                             

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