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Chiyoda no o-oku, by Yoshu Chikanobu

Image attached to P.82-2014

An image of Print album. Chiyoda no o-oku (The Inner Precincts at Chiyoda [Castle]). Chikanobu, Yôshû, designer (Japanese, 1838-1912). Production Place: Tokyo, publisher. Album of Japanese origin with printed title-cartouche and handwritten inscription on the first fold, containing 20 triptychs (60 sheets) printed in colours from woodblocks, with special printing effects such as burnishing (shomenzuri and tsuyazuri) and blind-embossing (karazuri). The prints come from a set of 40 triptychs entitled Chiyoda no o-oku (The Inner Precincts at Chiyoda [Castle]), designed by Yōshū Chikanobu and published by Fukuda Hatsujirō in Tokyo in 1895-6. Each triptych bears the artist’s signature, the publisher’s fish or double-fish mark, and a printed seal with the name of the block-carver. The series title is in the tall cartouche, with the individual scene’s title below (within the cartouche). Woodblock, colour printing, 1895-1896.

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Print album. Chiyoda no o-oku (The Inner Precincts at Chiyoda [Castle]). Chikanobu, Yôshû, designer (Japanese, 1838-1912). Production Place: Tokyo, publisher. Album of Japanese origin with printed title-cartouche and handwritten inscription on the first fold, containing 20 triptychs (60 sheets) printed in colours from woodblocks, with special printing effects such as burnishing (shomenzuri and tsuyazuri) and blind-embossing (karazuri). The prints come from a set of 40 triptychs entitled Chiyoda no o-oku (The Inner Precincts at Chiyoda [Castle]), designed by Yōshū Chikanobu and published by Fukuda Hatsujirō in Tokyo in 1895-6. Each triptych bears the artist’s signature, the publisher’s fish or double-fish mark, and a printed seal with the name of the block-carver. The series title is in the tall cartouche, with the individual scene’s title below (within the cartouche). Woodblock, colour printing, 1895-1896.

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  • Accession Number: P.1-2016
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/11.0
  • Focal length: 50
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 531 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.0 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 123.79kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 11/1

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