Kibi Daijin, from the series Dance of the Big Spenders, a Yoshiwara Ballad (Daijin mai)

「大尽舞 吉備大臣」

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Dimensions

Kokonotsugiri; 13.4 x 18.3 cm (5 1/4 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2685

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

There is a pun on Daijin “big spender” (especially in the Yoshiwara) and Daijin “(government) minister.”

Inscription

Poem: ... / Nihonbashi yori/ tachisomete/ Morokoshi made mo/ ...

Signed

Shinsai ga

辰斎画

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse