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Big French circus on the grounds of Shokonsha (Yasukuni) shrine.

By artist. 1842?-1894 Hiroshige Utagawa

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Japanese triptych print shows circus at Yasukuni Jinja, originally called Shokonsha, Tokyo, Japan, with acrobats, trapeze artists, and horseback stunt riders.Title from item.Signature: Motome ni ōzu Hiroshige ga (by request).Seal date: Goat 11.Triptych matted in 3 sections: right (43a), center (43b), left (43c).Annotations, stamps, etc. on verso of print: 14-3; 47623a.Earlier control number: 4162-15.Gift; Mrs. E. Crane Chadbourne; 1930 (DLC/PP-1930:47623a).Forms part of: Chadbourne collection of Japanese prints (Library of Congress).Exhibited: From Whistler to Wedgwood, Mississippi Museum of Art, Jackson, MS, 2010

Topics: Circuses & shows--French--Japan--Tokyo--1870-1880., Trick riding--Japan--Tokyo--1870-1880., Acrobats--1870-1880., Aerialists--1870-1880.
Publisher: Japan : Masadaya
Year: 1871
OAI identifier: oai:lcoa1.loc.gov:loc.pnp/cph.3g10402
Provided by: American Memory
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