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Six renditions of an older boy; the normal countenance is in the top oval, the remaining five distorted countenances are in the roundels. Colour woodcut by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1884.

Kobayashi, Kiyochika, 1847-1915.
Date
1884

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view Six renditions of an older boy; the normal countenance is in the top oval, the remaining five distorted countenances are in the roundels. Colour woodcut by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1884.
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Credit: Six renditions of an older boy; the normal countenance is in the top oval, the remaining five distorted countenances are in the roundels. Colour woodcut by Kobayashi Kiyochika, 1884. Credit: Wellcome Collection. Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)

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Description

The modelling of these faces shows the western influence on Kiyochika Portraits lie against a light blue ground to suggest the image is reflected in a mirror, these are then set against a deep, dark ground on which the set title is printed in black

Lettering

Kiyochika

Publication/Creation

Edo [Tokyo] : [publisher not identified], 1884.

Physical description

1 print : woodcut, printed in colours

Notes

One person, six countenances

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 37659i

Language

  • Japanese

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