Flute Player, from an untitled set of Five Musicians (Gonin-bayashi)

五人囃子 笛

Japanese
Edo period
1780s (Tenmei era)
Attributed to Kitao Shigemasa (Japanese, 1739–1820)


Catalogue Raisonné

Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan/Ukiyo-e Masterpieces in European Collections 10, Museo d'Arte Orientale, Genoa, I (1988), pl. 93 A very similar, but not quite identical, series: Ukiyo-e taisei 6 (1930), #226

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 38.5 x 26.1 cm (15 3/16 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5839

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.13868, 21.5839

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Spring 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright in Japan; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection