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Imperial Family at Shito Shrine

Imperial Family at Shito Shrine
by Yasuji Inoue (1864-89) Tankei

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Artist: Yasuji Inoue (1864-89) Tankei
Title: Imperial Family at Shito Shrine
Date 1st edition?1888
Publisher 1st edition?Ohkura Magobei
Publisher (this edition)?Ohkura Magobei
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Triptych
Format (this edition): Triptych
DB artwork code: 36286
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Title Imperial Family at Shito Shrine
Artist Yasuji Inoue 1864 - 1889

Signature Tankei sha
Seal artist's seal
Dated 1888
Publisher Ohkura Magobei
Impression very good
Colors very good … lacquer-shomenzuri
Condition very good … panels pasted together, backed by thin papers, slightly soiled and wrinkled
Description The Meiji Imperial family is visiting Yasukuni Shrine on Kudan-zaka Hill. Yasukuni Shrine is the resting place of Japanese Imperial Army and Navy soldiers. After W.W.II no official visits have been made to Yasukuni Shrine by the Emperor due to political reasons.
Note This print was done one year before Inoue Yasuji passed away.
Format 3 Oban tate-e
Width 28.3 inches = 72.0 cm
Height 14.2 inches = 36.0 cm

Artist Bio: 
【井上安治】1864-1889 明治時代前期の浮世絵師、版画家。名前はやすはると読むとする説もある。本名は安次郎。作品によっては安次、安二、安二郎、安はると署名し、探景とも号した。小林清親の一番弟子とされ、短命であったが光線画に優品を残した。

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