Plaque with design of the Eight Views of the Xiao and Xiang Rivers

Japanese
Meiji era
about 1893
Namikawa Sôsuke (Japanese, 1847–1910)


Dimensions

Image: 41.1 x 62 cm (16 3/16 x 24 3/8 in.) Weight: 19.84 lb. (9 kg)

Accession Number

2004.564

Medium or Technique

Cloisonne enamels on copper, worked in hidden wire (shosen), shading (bokashi) and silver-alloy wire, in original hardwood frame

On View

Walter Ames Compton, MD Gallery (Gallery 280)

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Enamels

Signed

The reverse with the silver-wire Sakigake mark of Namikawa Sosuke

Provenance

By 1984, with a West Coast collector; Between 2000 and 2003, acquired by Malcolm Fairley, Malcolm Fairley Japanese Works of Art, London; September 2004, purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession date: September 22, 2004).

Credit Line

Museum purchase with an anonymous gift and by exchange from a Gift of John T. Spaulding