Monday, 14 January 2008

Lancashire's Great Ukiyo-e Collection.

Blackburn Museum and Art Gallery

Images provided by Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council for the Cotton Town digitisation project:

Opened in June 1874, the early French Gothic styled Museum and Art Gallery in Blackburn, Lancashire, UK is the home of over 1000 original woodblock prints and many other printed gems by William Morris and illuminated manuscripts, icons, oil and watercolour paintings. They even have an Egyptian Mummy and a stuffed greyhound!

It's the woodblock prints and the other printed books and manuscripts in the Hart Gallery that are the highlight though, and the Cotton Town website is filled with lots of information on it all.

I'm proud to have this Art Gallery within 30 minutes of where I live.

Here are the links to the Japanese Print pages:

'Famous Views of the 60 Odd Provinces' all the images from the Blackburn Museum collection for this series.

Horai Temple in the Steep Mountains of Mikawa Province

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