Album of sample prints labeled as "Squares", Vol. 1 of 12

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At A Glance

  • Period

    ca. 1930s
  • Geography

  • Material

    Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
  • Dimension

    H x W (closed): 26.7 x 28.5 cm (10 1/2 x 11 1/4 in)
  • Accession Number



Object Details

  • Artist

    Ogata Gekko 尾形月耕 (1859-1920)
    Shibata Zeshin 柴田是真 (1807-1891)
    Ohara Koson 小原古邨 (1877-1945)
    Nakabayashi Chikuto 中林竹洞 (1776-1853)
    Okuhara Seiko 奥原晴湖 (1837-1913)
    Chikuseki II (active 1900-1950)
    Terazaki Kogyo 寺崎廣業 (1866-1919)
    Nomura Yoshikuni 野村美邦 (1855-1903)
  • Publisher

  • Description

    Vol. I of XII (Vol. X now missing) from a set of print sample albums. Daikokuya, Tokyo publisher. Paper label affixed to front cover of each, inscribed in ink: "Squares". Each volume with (originally) 20 prints by various artists (some prints now removed or missing).
    The album is numbered on the cover with a rubberstamp as to its place in the series. However, the prints are numbered consecutively through the whole set of albums: 1 through 240. This is done with a rubberstamp on the album page above each print.
  • Origin

  • Credit Line

    Robert O. Muller Collection
  • Type

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