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A Pigment Census of Ukiyo-E Paintings in the Freer Gallery of Art
Elisabeth West Fitzhugh
Vol. 11 (1979), pp. 27-38
Published by: Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4629295
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Pigment occurrences on 151 paintings of the Ukiyo-e school are presented. The paintings are attributed to five dating groups: late 16th to mid-17th century, mid-17th to mid-18th century, 2nd quarter to end 18th century, 2nd quarter 18th to 1st quarter 19th century, end 18th to late 19th century. Pigment identification was by optical microscopy, microchemistry and X-ray diffraction; the morphological and optical characteristics of, and the chemical tests used to identify, the eighteen pigments found are described. The pattern of occurrences over the five dating groups is summarized.
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