• Manchu bannerman with his wife

     Illustrations from an export album probably made in a Canton studio (Picturae Sinicae in 5 vols, 2nd half 19th century). Link to the digitized book

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  • Sugriva fights Khumbakarna

    Balinese illustration of a scene from the Indian national epic Ramayana: Ape king Sugriva fights against the Rakshasa Kumbhakarna. From: Pleyte, Cornelis Marinus: Indonesian art : selected specimens of ancient and modern art ... , 1901. The digitized version can be found here.

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  • Jolly time of the Edo period

    The work Shinji andon (神事行燈, 1829-1847) in five volumes contains humorous poems (senryū) with illustrations.  The page shown here is from the first volume. The pictures of this volume were designed by the artist Ōishi Matora (大石真虎, 1792-1833). Call number: Libri japon. 257. The digitized version can be found here.

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