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Peonies

Woodblock Print
ca. 1801-1856 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Japanese woodblock prints were commercial productions made for popular consumption. They were made by artists, block cutters and printers working independently to the instructions of specialist publishers. Fan prints like this were mounted on rigid bamboo frames and sold in large numbers during Japan's hot and humid summer. Peonies blossom in summer, making them a fitting decoration for this fan.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Colour print from wood blocks, on paper
Dimensions
  • Maximum height: 235mm
  • Maximum width: 300mm
Style
Credit line
Bequeathed by Bernard H. Webb
Subject depicted
Summary
Japanese woodblock prints were commercial productions made for popular consumption. They were made by artists, block cutters and printers working independently to the instructions of specialist publishers. Fan prints like this were mounted on rigid bamboo frames and sold in large numbers during Japan's hot and humid summer. Peonies blossom in summer, making them a fitting decoration for this fan.
Collection
Accession Number
E.4850-1919

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record createdNovember 9, 2006
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