Asao of the Mimasuya in Daidai Kagura, from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi arai nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿はらひ ねりもの姿 太々神楽 三升や 浅尾」

Japanese
Edo period
1810s (late Bunka era)
Artist Urakusai Nagahide (Japanese, active about 1805–1848), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese), Publisher Honjô


Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 124; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN Bunka C-19, photo p. 42; Edo-Tokyo Mus., Nishiki-e no tanjo (1996), #6-9

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.8 x 15.2 cm (13 5/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.26496

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Nagahide ga

長秀画

Markings

Publishers' marks: Yamasa han, Honjô han

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection