Art Museum Fountain at the Second Domestic Industrial Exposition

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Maker(s)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1881
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W (image): 20.7 x 31.4 cm (8 1/8 x 12 3/8 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.44
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
architecture, Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, fountain, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), WWII-era provenance
Provenance

From the 1960s to 1999
Elizabeth D. Woodbury, Japan and Alexandria, VA, purchased in Japan in the 1960s [1]

From 1999
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, given by Elizabeth D. Woodbury in 1999

Notes:

[1] According to Provenance Remark 1 in the object record.

Previous Owner(s)

Elizabeth D. Woodbury

Label

This print represents the Second Domestic Industrial Exposition, an exhibition organized by the government of Japan to promote appreciation and marketing of its arts and crafts. The building shown is the bijutsukan or art museum that was constructed for the exposition. Representations of this building are relatively few, and this example is particularly significant as a design by the artist Kobayashi Kiyochika. Kiyochika, trained in both Japanese and Western art techniques, had a prominent role in establishing a modern style in Meiji era prints.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum