Shamisen Player Adjusting Her Hair

三味線弾きそうな美人 (複製)

Japanese
Meiji-era copy of Edo-period design
1890s copy of 1825 design
After Yanagawa Shigenobu I (Japanese, 1787–1832), Falsely attributed to Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)


Catalogue Raisonné

Keyes, Art of Surimono (Chester Beatty cat., 1985), vol. 2, List of surimono copies in square format, #135; a copy of the original by Shigenobu: Rijksmuseum, The Ear Catches the Eye (2001), #3

Dimensions

Shikishiban; 21.9 x 17.9 cm (8 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.53.132

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (surimono); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Group B copy, based on a design by Shigenobu of three female musicians in horizontal format, originally issued by the Yomogawa poetry club in 1825.

Signed

Hokusai ga
北斎画

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse