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Hana no chô: P.494-1937

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


Hana no chô
Translated as: Butterfly on the flowers


Designer: Kunisada, Utagawa




Surimono. Colour print from woodblocks, with metallic pigment, blind embossing (karazuri), and burnishing (tsuya-zuri) on the black mirror and stand. Shikishiban. Signed: Ôju (by order) Kunisada ga, with artist’s sada seal in the shape of mimasu (triple rice measure). c.1823-5.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1937) by Barron, E. Evelyn


19th Century
Circa 1823 - Circa 1825

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Techniques used in production

Colour printing

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.494-1937
Primary reference Number: 166030
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 22 February 2021 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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