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Maker(s):Binnie, Paul
Culture:Scottish (1967- )
Title:A Record of Modern-Day Customs (reimagined work for Katsukawa Shunchō’s "Picnic Party at Hagidera," 1785–1795, Gift of William Green, 1998.17)
Date Made:2015
Materials:polychrome woodblock print
Measurements:14 3/4 x 9 7/8"
Accession Number:  AC 2015.33.1
Credit Line:Purchase with William W. Collins (Class of 1953) Print Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
As was often the case with bijinga (prints of beauties), Shunchō’s original work showcases kimono styles and patterns that were popular in the last quarter of the eighteenth century. Indeed, many Edo-period textile designers commissioned prints to promote their new wares. With his addition, Binnie has masterfully matched both the color of the now-faded paper and also Shunchō’s original intent: to highlight the latest in eighteenth-century fashion, in this case a Rococo French gown and towering powdered wig, emphasized in bright, aniline colors that, like European fashion, would later be imported into Japan.

Ukiyo-e; fashion; women; drinking; tea; royalty; boats; historical figures; satire; landscapes; trees; social commentary

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