Illustration of the Opening Ceremony of the Union Horse Racing Club's Racetrack around Shinobazu Pond in Ueno Park (Ueno Shinobazu kyôdô keiba kaisha kaigyôshiki no zu)

「上野不忍共同競馬會社開業式之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1884 (Meiji 17), registered October 24
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Ôkura Magobei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #5, photo p. 44; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #5, photo p. 15; Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 9 (1977), pp. 32-33

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 36 x 70.6 cm (14 3/16 x 27 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.491a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.18168-70, 2000.491a-c

Signed

Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu
楊洲周延筆

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection