Meiji prints


  Design: Ikeda Shōen (1886-1917)  
  Print title: Feeding pigeons  
  Album/series title: Yaekasumi (Multilayered mist)  
  Size: 21.0 x 31.0 cm  
  Original woodblock print    
  Photography: Jacques Commandeur
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Ikeda Shoen Yaekasumi Feeding pigeons

Enlargement


Special effects: silver metallic pigments on the obi of the standing lady, on the butteflies on the sleeves of the girl in the middle, and on the sleeves of the girl on the left.

Artist’s signature and two red artist’s seals with the name of the artist in right print area:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
shō fire  
en garden Shōen

Series title in purple cartouche in right margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
ya    
i    
ka    
su    
mi   Multilayered mist

Publisher’s address and firm name (from right to left) in middle of bottom margin:

Character Reading Meaning Translation
       
east  
kyō capital  
shi city Tokyo city,
ni sun  
hon origin  
hashi bridge  
ku district Nihonbashi district,
muro greenhouse  
machi quarter Muro quarter,
san three  
chō house block  
me count suffix 3rd house block,
kyū nine  
ban number  
chi earth, land number 9,
       
katsu slide  
kei think  
temple Kokkeidō

English print title in red in bottom margin reading: Feeding pigeons.


References


Provenance: Artelino

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