Mirage at Nanao on the Noto Peninsula (Noto Nanao shinkirô), from an untitled posthumous series

清親風景真画 「能登七尾蜃気楼」

Japanese
Shôwa-era edition of Meiji-era design
1929 (Shôwa 4)
Artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (Japanese, 1847–1915), Publisher Matsuki Heikichi (Daikokuya) (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

The series: Smith, Kiyochika (exh. cat., Santa Barbara, 1988), p. 116 (this design not illustrated)

Dimensions

Horizontal ôban; 26.8 × 40 cm (10 9/16 × 15 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

35.1927

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From a set of 26 designs produced in 1929 by the Association for the Distribution of Kiyochika’s Genuine Landscapes (Kiyochika fûkei shinga haifukai), organized by Matsuki Heikichi to publish original designs created by Kiyochika before his death in 1915.
The individual titles are on the backs of the prints.

Signed

Kiyochika
清親

Markings

Artist's seals: Kiyo, Chika

Provenance

1935, purchased by the MFA from Mrs. Wilmont R. Evans, Boston. (Accession Date: December 5, 1935)

Credit Line

Chinese and Japanese Special Fund