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Thirty-two Comic Faces, Supplement: One Hundred Comic Faces

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At A Glance

  • Period

  • Geography

  • Material

    Ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W: 36.3 x 24 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/16 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
  • Publisher

    Hara Tane'aki
    Morimoto Junsaburo
  • Description

    Believed to have been created by Robert Muller, two typed sheets included in portfolio case:
    A complete set of the one hundred faces by Kiyochika consisting of two series as mentioned below:
    Shinpan Sanju Nise, "New Edition 32 faces" consisting of eight sheets published by Hara Taneaki. Dated Meiji 15th year; and Sanju Niso Tsuika Hyakumanso, "Hundred Faces Supplements to thirty two faces" consisting of seventeen sheets published by two publishers Hara Saneaki and Morimoto Junsabure; dated Meiji 15th and 16th years.
    The subject below mentioned is to correspond with the fiure first one from the left on the upper line of each sheet.
    [Then follows the description/title of the upper left vignette of each print]
  • Signatures

    Hoensha, Kiyochika hitsu
  • Inscriptions

    Written vertically in pencil, presumably by Muller, along edge of bottom mat board:
    1. "How shall I say it"
    2. A kite, just flew away
    3. Catching a flea -- she missed him this time
    3. Catching a flea -- she missed him this time
  • Collection

    National Museum of Asian Art Collection
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Robert O. Muller Collection
  • Type

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