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Ehagaki Sekai (World of Picture Postcards)

  • Explore these humorous designs produced as a supplement to the satirical magazine Kokkei shinbun.

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  • Autumn's Eve from Ehagaki sekai

    Akino yo / Tsuma Koi shika
    「秋夜」 絵葉書世界5号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1907
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1658

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • The Contractual Ten Years of a Courtesan from Ehagaki sekai

    Kugai Junen
    「苦界十年」 絵葉書世界12号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Bokuchitei Kuronbo (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1659

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • New Techniques for a Beautiful Moustache from Ehagaki sekai

    Shin'an bizen jutsu
    「新案美髯術 下り髯の癖直し」 絵葉書世界13号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Komeno Hakusui (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1660

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • People Who Seem to be Watching Fireworks from Ehagaki Sekai

    Hanabi miru rashii hito
    「花火見るらしい人」 絵葉書世界16号より

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1661

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Dragon Fly from Ehagaki sekai

    Akitsu
    「あきつ」 絵葉書世界15号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 10.5 x 14 cm (4 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1662

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Charm of a Flower from Ehagaki sekai

    Hana no tsuya
    「花の艶」 絵葉書世界15号より

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Published by Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1663

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Summer Room from Ehagaki sekai

    Natsu zashiki
    夏座敷 絵葉書世界16号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1664

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Veiled Hat Concealing Lovers (Mushi no taregoromo) from Ehagaki sekai

    Mushi no taregoromo
    「蟲の垂れ衣」 絵葉書世界17号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Komeno Hakusui (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Accession Number

    2002.1665

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Flea: The Couple with a Little Man and a Big Wife, Chicken: The Couple with a Tall Man and a Little Wife from Ehagaki Sekai

    Nomi to niwatori - nagashi mijikashi
    「蚤と鶏」 絵葉書世界19号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1666

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Client in a Print Shop from Ehagaki sekai

    絵草子展の店頭 絵葉書世界20号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Ex. Jaeger Collection Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 13.8 x 8.8 cm (5 7/16 x 3 7/16 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1667

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Pine Tree and Snow from Ehagaki sekai

    Matsu ni yuki
    「松に雪」 絵葉書世界21号より

    Japanese
    late Meiji era
    1909
    Sakenomitei Kudamaki (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1668

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Designs for Ceramic Ware from Ehagaki sekai

    Toki zuan
    「陶器図案」 絵葉書世界2号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1909
    Komeno Hakusui (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1669

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Rain / Tora Gozen's Tears from Ehagaki sekai

    Toragaame
    「虎が雨」 絵葉書世界26号より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1909
    Artist Unknown, Japanese, Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1670

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on textured card stock

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  • Record of New Artists in the Meiji Era from Ehagaki Sekai

    Meiji shingaka inpu
    「明治新画家印譜」 絵葉書世界より

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1909
    Komeno Hakusui (Japanese, dates unknown), Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall: 14 x 10.5 cm (5 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.1671

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Ehagaki sekai, no. 18

    The World of Picture Postcards, no. 18
    「滑稽新聞定期増刊」絵葉書世界 18号

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1908
    Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (folded): 32.8 x 23.8 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/8 in.) Overall (unfolded): 65.6 x 95.2 cm (25 13/16 x 37 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.13183

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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  • Ehagaki sekai, no. 21

    The World of Picture Postcards, no. 21
    「滑稽新聞定期増刊」 絵葉書世界 21号

    Japanese
    Late Meiji era
    1909
    Publisher Kokkei shinbun sha (Japanese)

    Place of Creation: Japan

    Description

    Provenance

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Fractional gift of Lauder (Accession date: March 20, 2002).

    Credit Line

    Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards

    Details

    Dimensions

    Overall (folded): 32.8 x 23.8 cm (12 15/16 x 9 3/8 in.) Overall (unfolded): 65.6 x 95.2 cm (25 13/16 x 37 1/2 in.)

    Accession Number

    2002.13186

    Medium or Technique

    Color lithograph; ink on card stock

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