A Mirror of Japanese Nobility (Fusô kôki kagami)

「扶桑高貴鑑」

Japanese
Meiji era
1887 (Meiji 20), August
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Fukase Kamejiro (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA/Geidai, Double Impact (2015), #48; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #3, photo p. 42; Meech-Pekarik, The World of the Meiji Print (1986), color pl. 23 (with gray background)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74.1 cm (14 5/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.548a-c

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection