Lantern with Shadow Pictures

影絵燈篭

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Rogyô (Japanese, active about 1765)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #683; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 648

Dimensions

20 x 9.8 cm (7 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30123

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The seal below the signature reads “Kinoto tori, shô” (1765, short months). The numbers for the short months make up the black outlines of the lantern and its stand.

Signed

Rogyô

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection