Album of woodblock prints, Volume 15 from a set of 17 volumes labeled as “Panels.”

From a set of print sample albums issued Daikokuya, Tokyo publisher. Volumes 1-17 of “Panels”, each volume with (originally) 12 prints by various artists (some prints now removed or missing). Paper label attached to the cover of each volumes, inscribed in ink: “Panels.”

The volumes are each numbered on the cover label with a rubberstamped number identifying the volume number. However, the prints are numbered consectutively through the whole set of volumes: 1 through 204. Again, this number is rubberstamped on the volume page above the print.

In this volume, the print on the page rubberstamped “174” has been removed and was added by Muller to his collection. See record S2003.8.1863.

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Maker(s)
Artist: Ohara Koson 小原古邨 (1877-1945)
Publisher: Daikokuya
Historical period(s)
Showa era, 1950s
Medium
Woodblock prints; ink and color on paper bound in cloth-covered volume
Dimensions
H x W (closed): 36.5 x 24.2 cm (14 3/8 x 9 1/2 in)
Geography
Japan
Credit Line
Robert O. Muller Collection
Collection
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Accession Number
S2003.8.3742.15
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Album, Print
Type

Album

Keywords
bird, chick, crow, dragonfly, gafu, Japan, maple tree, monkey, pine tree, Robert O. Muller collection, Showa era (1926 - 1989), snow, stork, stream, tree, water lily, waterfall, woodpecker, worm
Provenance
Provenance research underway.
Description

From a set of print sample albums issued Daikokuya, Tokyo publisher. Volumes 1-17 of "Panels", each volume with (originally) 12 prints by various artists (some prints now removed or missing). Paper label attached to the cover of each volumes, inscribed in ink: "Panels."

The volumes are each numbered on the cover label with a rubberstamped number identifying the volume number. However, the prints are numbered consectutively through the whole set of volumes: 1 through 204. Again, this number is rubberstamped on the volume page above the print.

In this volume, the print on the page rubberstamped "174" has been removed and was added by Muller to his collection. See record S2003.8.1863.

Inscription(s)

Paper label attached to the cover, inscribed in ink: "Panels."

Numbered on the cover label with a rubberstamped: 15

Pg. 169
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 100 copies wanted
KOSON 102 [within circle]
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 169

Pg. 170
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 122 [within circle]
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 170

Pg. 171
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 171

Pg. 172
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 43 [within circle]
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 172

Pg. 173
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 173

Pg. 175
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 49 [within circle]
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 175

Pg. 176
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 80 [within circle]
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 176

Pg. 177
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 177

Pg. 178
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 120? 123
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 178

Pg. 179
Written on album page above print, most probably by Robert Muller: 25 copies wanted 86
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 179

Pg. 180
Rubber-stamped on album page above print: 180

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
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