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Shôki, the demon queller: P.382-1996

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Shôki, the demon queller


Masanobu, Okumura (Designer)


Print from woodblock in black, with hand-colouring and 'lacquer' (urushi-e). Kakemono-e, 623 x 255. Signed: Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu kin-zu. Artist's seal: Tanchôsai. c.1745.

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Purchased from the Gow fund with the assistance of the National Art Collections Fund and the MGC/V&A Purchase Grant Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 623 mm
Width: 255 mm

Relative size of this object

25.5 m62.3 m What does this represent?

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1996) by Kruml, Richard


Production date: circa AD/CE 1745

School or Style

Ukiyo-e Japanese

Materials used in production

Coloured ink Nikawa Sumi

Techniques used in production

Urushi-e Hand colouring Woodcut

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Hôgetsudô Okumura Bunkaku Masanobu kin-zu
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Signature
  • Text: Tanchôsai
  • Maker's mark

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.382-1996
Primary reference Number: 11143
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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