Hokusai, Finest Confectionary: Descending Geese at the Sumida River, from the series Eight Views of Edo on paper snack bags, 21.10234

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Finest Confectionary (Gokusei okashi): Descending Geese at the Sumida River (Sumida rakugan), from the series Eight Views of Edo (Edo hakkei) on paper snack bags

「極製御菓子」 「江戸八景 隅田 落雁」

Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849)

Publisher: Akamatsuya Shôtarô

Edo period about 1833 (Tenpô 4)


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Summary

Analysis point Image Method Result
Pt 1
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XRF madder
Pt 2
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XRF Prussian blue
Pt 3
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XRF Prussian blue
Pt 4
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XRF orpiment, Prussian blue
Pt 5
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XRF turmeric
Pt 6
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XRF iron oxide yellow (not iron oxide red? overprint over yellow)
Pt 7 XRF madder

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