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Artist/makerKatsukawa Shunshō (1726 - 1793) (designer)
Date1770 - 1793
Material and technique
nishiki-e (full colour) woodblock print, with urushi-e (black lacquer-like ink hand-colouring)
Dimensionsmount 40.5 x 27.8 cm (height x width)
sheet 27.1 x 13.6 cm (height x width)
No. of items
Presented by Mrs E. M. Allan and Mr and Mrs H. N. Spalding from the Herbert H. Jennings Collection, 1952.
not on display
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Glossary of terms
Chinese and Japanese lacquer is made from the sap of the lacquer tree, which is indigenous to Eastern China. It is applied to wood as a varnish or for decorative effect. In India and the Middle East, lacquer is made from the deposit of the lac insect.
Nishiki-e literally means 'brocade pictures' and refers to multi-coloured woodblock prints.