Art Museum Fountain at the Second Domestic Industrial Exposition

Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1881
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
H x W (image): 20.7 x 31.4 cm (8 1/8 x 12 3/8 in)
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock print

architecture, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, fountain, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), WWII-era provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999


[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s) and Custodian(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury


This print represents the Second Domestic Industrial Exposition, an exhibition organized by the government of Japan to promote appreciation and marketing of its arts and crafts. The building shown is the bijutsukan or art museum that was constructed for the exposition. Representations of this building are relatively few, and this example is particularly significant as a design by the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Kiyochika, trained in both Japanese and Western art techniques, had a prominent role in establishing a modern style in Meiji era prints.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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