Forecast for the Year 1890 [of the Meiji Era] (Nijusannen no miraiki)

「(二十三年)の未来記」

Japanese
Meiji era
1883 (Meiji 16), May
Artist Ogata Gekkô (Japanese, 1859–1920), Publisher Shiba Teishirô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Edo-Tokyo Museum db 93200248; Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #18, photo p. 60

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.2 x 71 cm (13 7/8 x 27 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.267a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Anticipating the Convocation of the Imperial Diet in 1890. The title on this impression is partly illegible due to damage, but the full title can be seen on the Edo-Tokyo Museum impression.

Signed

Ogata Gekkô hitsu, Gakô Meikyô Shônosuke
尾形月耕筆、明鏡正之助

Markings

Blockcutter's mark: Horikô Gin
Artist's seal: Ogata Gekkô

Provenance

Various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection