The Beginning of the Great Dance of the Ise Shrine (Ise daidai mikagura no hajimari)

「伊勢太々御神楽之濫觴(はじまり)」

Japanese
Edo period
1850 (Kaei 3)
Artist Okada Shuntôsai (Japanese, active about 1830–60)


Dimensions

8.1 × 14.5 cm (3 3/16 × 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.45842.1

Medium or Technique

Copperplate etching; ink on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

From an album containing 37 prints, plus 5 loose prints probably removed from the album: 11.45842.1-.42.

Signed

Shuntôsai saisaikoku
春燈斎再々刻

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850–d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 19, 2005)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection