A Thick-skinned Face (Atsui tsura no kawa), from the series Hurrah for Japan! One Hundred Victories, One Hundred Laughs (Nihon banzai hyakusen hyakushô)

「日本万歳 百撰百笑 厚い面の皮」

Japanese
Meiji era
1895 (Meiji 28), February
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Smith, Kiyochika (exh. cat., Santa Barbara, 1988), #103

Dimensions

Vertical ôban

Accession Number

2000.208

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series title, literally “One Hundred Selections, One Hundred Laughs,” is a pun on the expression “One Hundred Battles, One Hundred Victories” (both pronounced “Hyakusen hyakushô”). Texts by Koppi Dôjin (=Nishimori Takeki, 1861–1913). 骨皮道人(西森 武城)

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seals: Kobayashi, Kiyochika

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection