Hokusai, Act I, from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer, 11.17539

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Act I (Shodan), from the series The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers, a Primer (Kanadehon Chûshingura)

「仮名手本忠臣蔵 初段」

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

Publisher: Tsuruya Kinsuke (Sôkakudô)

Edo period 1806 (Bunka 3), 6th month

Other impressions: 11.26613


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Summary

Analysis point Image Method Result
Pt 1
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XRF dayflower, flavonoid? (probably just dayflower)
Pt 2
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XRF dayflower, safflower
Pt 3
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XRF turmeric
Pt 4
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XRF turmeric
Pt 5
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XRF madder, sappanwood
Pt 6
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XRF safflower, turmeric
Pt 7
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XRF safflower
Pt 8
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XRF indigo, orpiment
Pt 9 XRF

Note: The center of the circle is point of analysis.