Portrait of Tenjin (Sugawara Michizane)

天神 (菅原道真)

Japanese
Edo period
1740s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #77 (other impression); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 33; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #30

Dimensions

Wide hashira-e; 65.8 x 25.2 cm (25 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5774

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.5774, 47.16

Signed

Hôgetsudô Tanchôsai Okumura Shinmyô Bunkaku Masanobu kinzu

Markings

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 11); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection