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Yoshu Chikanobu (aka Chikanobu), Japanese, (1838–1912)
Parody of the 12 Zodiac Animals: Sheep, Ueno Zoo, 08/25/1893
Ink on Paper
9 1/16 in. x 13 3/4 in. (23 cm x 35 cm)


Object Type: Print
Technique: Wood-block Printing
Creation Place: Asia, Japan
Credit Line: Purchased with funds from the Aoki Endowment for Japanese Arts and Cultures
Accession Number: 2005.1.51


Commentary
Currently bound together with other 11 prints in the series in folding album.

Marks
Signed: “Yoshu Chikanobu” with Nobuyuki

Medium
Colored ink on paper, sheets assembled in folding album format, red silk on the covers, woodblock prints.

Object Description
Two women accompany a young girl in the foreground, while at rear a man in kimono and Western style hat supervises his son and daughter petting a ram at the Tokyo Zoo, founded in1882 at Ueno Park.

For more information, please refer to the Chikanobu exhibition catalogue.

Publisher
Morimoto Junzaburo

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