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Ônishi CHINNEN

(Japan 1792 – 1851)

Sonan Gafu

Location
Lower Asian gallery
Place of origin
Japan
Period
Japan: Edo (Tokugawa) period 1615–1868, Tenpo era 1830–1844
Year
1834
Media
Print, Book
Medium
bound book: 29 leaves, 25 prints, colour woodcut
Dimensions
27.2 x 16.8 cm leaf; 27.2 x 34.0 cm open book; 27.3 x 18.1 x 1.5 cm closed book :
a - Turtles swimming in the water; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf d and leaf e
b - (Two figures); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf e and leaf f
c - Cranes; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf f and leaf g
d - (Single woman); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf g and leaf h
e - (Turtles' archery); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf h and leaf i
f - God of wealth; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf i and leaf j
g - Camellias; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf j and leaf k
h - Seven flowers in autumn; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf k and leaf l
i - Bellflowers; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf l and leaf m
j - Touting for customers; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf m and leaf n
k - Crossing the river by a boat; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf n and leaf o
l - Wisteria and a sparrow; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf o and leaf p
m - Lady Murasaki; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf p and leaf q
n - Cats; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf q and leaf r
o - (Woman by sea); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf r and leaf s
p - Making tubs; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf s and leaf t
q - A flounder; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf t and leaf u
r - Chinese children; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf u and leaf v
s - Doves; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf v and leaf w
t - (Ancient noble man and woman); 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf w and leaf x
u - Two birds and persimmon; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf x and leaf y
v - Persimmon seller; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf y and leaf z
w - Playing koto; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf z and leaf aa
x - Mt. Fuji; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf aa and leaf bb
y - God of wealth and longevity; 20.2 x 31 cm; image; verso leaf bb and leaf cc
Signature & date
Signed and dated u.r. [verso leaf cc], in Japanese, ink "Tenpô mizunoe tatsu ku-gatsu/ Chinnen [ninth month of 1832/ Chinnen]".
Credit
Purchased 1980
Accession number
191.1980.a-cc