Yone of the Izutsuya as a Lady-in-waiting Going Off Duty (Dekawari onna), with Mume as an Attendant (Tsukisoi), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi harai nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿はらひ ねりもの姿 出替り美人(「でかはりおんな」) いづつや よね 付添(つきそい)むめ」

Japanese
Edo period
1820s
Artist Urakusai Nagahide (Japanese, active about 1805–1848), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese)


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 124; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN Bunsei B-3, photo p. 47

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.3 x 15.2 cm (13 1/8 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

11.26499

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

京の祇園祭の行事の一つで、芸妓たちが仮装する練物(ねりもの)を描いたシリーズ。女中奉公(じょちゅうぼうこう)における奉公人(ほうこうにん)の交替を意味する出替(でが)りの好資料。出替りの美人に扮した井筒屋の芸妓よねと付添いの舞子むめ。 – 田辺 昌子K

Signed

Nagahide ga
長秀画

Markings

Publisher's mark: Yamasa han
画家の印章: なし
版元: 山佐
改印: なし

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: August 3, 1911)

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