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Sleeping scholar and the ghost of a samurai warrior: PD.222-1991

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Sleeping scholar and the ghost of a samurai warrior


Draughtsman: Unknown
Draughtsman: Kuniyoshi, Utagawa (School)




One of a group of studies of supernatural subjects, possibly made for an illustrated novel (gokan).

Legal notes

Beaqueathed by Henry Scipio Reitlinger 1950 (received 1991)

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1991) by Reitlinger, Henry Scipio


19th Century
Production date: circa AD 1850


Utagawa School.

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Techniques used in production

Drawing (image-making) : Black ink (sumi) over red ink (beni) underdrawing, with pentimenti

Identification numbers

Accession number: PD.222-1991
Primary reference Number: 125853
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 22 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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