Ehon tsūzoku sangoku shi

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Maker(s)
Artist: Katsushika Taito II 葛飾載斗二世 (active 1810-1853)
Publisher: Kawachiya Mohē 河内屋茂兵衛
Editor: Ikeda Tōri 池田東籬
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1836-1841 (Tenpō 7-12)
Medium
Woodblock printed; ink and color on paper; paper covers
Dimensions
H x W x D (Vols. 1-75 average, each): 22.4 x 15.7 x 1.1 cm (8 13/16 x 6 3/16 x 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
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)
Collection
Freer Study Collection
Accession Number
FSC-GR-780.271.1-75
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Book
Type

Book

Keywords
Edo period (1615 - 1868), Gerhard Pulverer collection, Japan
Provenance
Provenance information is currently unavailable
Label

This set of seventy-five illustrated books of Chinese stories of the Three Kingdoms was published in groups over a period of five years. To facilitate reading in Japanese, the Chinese text is annotated with phonetic Japanese script and indications of word order. The artist Taito II may have worked closely with Hokusai during a period when the master artist was also producing many Chinese illustrations. Japanese books were often stored in stacks, as in the custom-fitted bookcase for this complete set of volumes.

Published References
  • James T. Ulak, Ann Yonemura, Alessandro Bianchi, Julie Nelson Davis. The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book. Washington. http://pulverer.si.edu/node/1214/title.
Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
The World of the Japanese Illustrated Book
Google Cultural Institute
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