Illustration of the Arrival Ceremony to Welcome the Russian Crown Prince (Rokoku kôtaishi gochaku no zu)
Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #32, no photo; Meech-Pekarik, The World of the Meiji Print (1986), color pl. 31; Genshoku ukiyo-e dai hyakka jiten 2 (1982), #156; Tanba, Nishiki-e ni miru Meiji tennô to Meiji jidai (1966), #74
Vertical ôban triptych; 35.5 x 70 cm (14 x 27 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
The event never actually occurred, because of an assassination attempt on the Russian prince before he arrived in Tokyo.
The blocks were recycled with alterations in 1893 to show the visit of Prince Ferdinand of Spain; see Konishi, Nishiki-e Bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 11 (1977), pp. 8-9, and Asai, Kinsei nishiki-e sesôshi 7 (1936), pp. 22-3.
Godaime Kunimasa hitsu
Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.
Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection