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Honchô jimbutsu shi: P.58-1999

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Honchô jimbutsu shi
Translated as: Historical Personages of Our Land


Designer: Kunisada, Utagawa
Publisher: Izumiya Ichibei




Sheet divided with bust portraits of six actors. Colour print from woodblocks, Oju Toyokuni ga. Izumiya Ichibei. Murata & Yoneyoshi. 1847-52


History note: Private collection, Boston; Israel Goldman

Legal notes

Given by the Friends of the Fitzwilliam with the aid of the MGC Purchase Grant Fund and the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: ôban mm

Place(s) associated

  • Edo ⪼ Japan

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1999) by The Friends of the Fitzwilliam Museum


Circa 1847 - 1852

School or Style


Materials used in production

Coloured ink

Components of the work

Support composed of Japanese paper

Techniques used in production

Colour printing

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: Ôju Toyokuni ga
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: Izumiya Ichibei
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Publisher's mark
  • Text: Murata and Yoneyoshi
  • Method of creation: Stamped
  • Type: Censor's seal

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.58-1999
Primary reference Number: 9450
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 3 August 2020 Last processed: Monday 15 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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