Arrival of the Imperial Prince at Shimbashi Station

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Maker(s)
Artist: Kobayashi Kiyochika 小林清親 (1847-1915)
Historical period(s)
Meiji era, 1890
Medium
Woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 36.7 x 72.4 cm (14 7/16 x 28 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Gift--the Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection of prints from Meiji Japan
Collection
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection
Accession Number
S1999.45a-c
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Print
Type

Woodblock print

Keywords
Elizabeth D. Woodbury collection, Japan, Meiji era (1868 - 1912), prince, train, 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 triptych by Kobayashi Kiyochika, an important innovator in Meiji era prints, portrays the arrival of the Imperial prince, who is greeted by the empress whose ladies-in-waiting stand behind her. One holds a gift covered by a red cloth. Kiyochika's prints were influenced by his study of European artistic techniques which contributed toward his original approach to print design. Here the figures and in particular, the unusual treatment of the sky, reflect his study of Western watercolor technique.

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

Copyright with museum