Kansai gafu

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Artist: Ichikawa Kansai 市川甘斎
Publisher: Meguro Jūrō 目黒十郎
Printer: Aoki Heikichi 青木平吉 (vols. 1-3)
Block cutter: Egawa Sentarō 江川仙太郎 (vols. 1-2) Kimura Tokutarō 木村徳太郎 (vols. 3-5)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, Vols. 1-3: 1893 (Meiji 26); Vols. 4-5: 1893 (Meiji 26)
Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper; paper covers 5 original wrappers (fukuro); woodblock printed; ink and color on paper
H x W x D (Vols. 1, 2 each): 22.8 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm (9 x 6 x 7/16 in) H x W x D (Vol. 3): 23.1 x 15.6 x 1.1 cm (9 1/8 x 6 1/8 x 7/16 in) H x W x D (Vol. 4): 22.8 x 15.2 x 1 cm (9 x 6 x 3/8 in) H x W x D (Vol. 5): 22.8 x 15.3 x 1 cm (9 x 6 x 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Purchase, The Gerhard Pulverer Collection — Charles Lang Freer Endowment, Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries and the Harold P. Stern Memorial fund in appreciation of Jeffrey P. Cunard and his exemplary service to the Galleries as chair of the Board of Trustees (2003-2007)
Gerhard Pulverer collection
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Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912)
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Previous Owner(s)

Dr. and Mrs. Gerhard Pulverer

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
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