ATTRIBUTED TO KAWAHARA KEIGA (1786–1860), A GROUP OF TWENTY-FOUR FISH, EDO PERIOD, 19TH CENTURY
a group of twenty four images, ink and colour on paper bound as a rolled album
26.8 cm., 15½ in. wide
- The pages have been bound together in a roll. Due to this, the colours have not faded and are very strong as can be seen in the illustration.
- As they have been rolled, the paper has a slight creases.
- As it is an academic object, the roll has not been taken apart and the original binding is intact. It would be possible to separate each image from the roll and lay them flat.
- As mentioned in the essay, there are similar examples in the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden.
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