Model Elephant with Mechanical Figures (karakuri)

からくり人形をのせた模型の象

Japanese
Edo period
about 1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Komatsuken (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #628; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 606; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 179, #11

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 21.7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4525

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of Hirakawa Kenkichi; March 1914, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection