JInen Koji, from the series A Great Mirror of Nô Pictures (Nôga taikan)

能画大観 自然居士

Japanese
Shôwa era
1930 (Shôwa 5), January
Artist Matsuno Sôfû (Japanese, 1899–1963), For Tsukioka Kôgyo (Japanese, 1869–1927)


Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 25.4 x 36.8 cm (10 x 14 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2011.1722

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The original artist, Tsukioka Kôgyô, died before the completion of the series, and so it was continued by his student Matsuno Sôfû. Out of 200 prints in the series (published in 5 albums of 40 prints each), 24 are by Sôfû.

Signed

Sôfû
奏風

Markings

Artist's seal: Sôfû

Provenance

September 2005, acquired online through Artelino Art Auctions, Icking, Germany, by Sue Cassidy Clark, New York; 2011, gift of Sue Cassidy Clark to the MFA. (Accession Date: September 21, 2011)

Credit Line

Gift of Sue Cassidy Clark in honor of Sarah E. Thompson