Thirty-two Comic Faces, New Edition

Believed to have been created by Robert Muller, two typed sheets included in portfolio case:

PORTFOLIO NO.63

ARTIST SUBJECT DATE

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]

Maker(s)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Publisher: Hara Tane'aki
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1882
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.3 x 24 cm (14 5/16 x 9 7/16 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Robert O. Muller Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2003.8.1375.5
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
caricature, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), Robert O. Muller collection, WWII-era provenance
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

Believed to have been created by Robert Muller, two typed sheets included in portfolio case:

PORTFOLIO NO.63

ARTIST SUBJECT DATE

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]

Inscription(s)

Written vertically in pencil, presumably by Muller, along edge of bottom mat board:

2. Stutter, trying hard
3. "Oh beautiful" -- admiring
4. "Too hot"

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
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