Lead white, to-no-tsuchi


One of a set of four glass bottles of powdered or crystalized pigment used in Japanese printmaking. GA 3211.16a is the white pigment. Two paper labels, one in Japanese, the other marked "No. 16" presumably in reference to the drawing of these bottles in GA 3209.4. According to Tokuno's description, these colors-- white, red, blue, and yellow--were used to print the triptych series Inaka genji (the rustic genji), GA*03212-03216.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03211.16aAccession Number: 22582Catalog Number: 03211.16a

Object Name: pigment

Measurements: overall: 8 cm x 3 cm; 3 5/32 in x 1 3/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ad-5b42-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1411976

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