Calligraphy (top), Old Man Sharpening a Sickle (bottom), from the harimaze series Handbook of Calligraphy and Painting of Recent Times (Kinsei shoga tekagami)

「近世書画手鏡」 鎌を研ぐ老人

Japanese
Edo period
1854 (Ansei 1), 8th month
Artist Miyagi Gengyo (Japanese, 1817–1880), After Suzuki Nanrei (Japanese, 1775–1844), Publisher Moriya Jihei (Kinshindô) (Japanese)


Dimensions

Vertical ôban (harimaze); 37.2 x 25.5 cm (14 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

00.1465

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Gengyo sha (copied by Gengyo)

Markings

Censor's seals: aratame, Tiger 8
No blockcutter's mark
Artist's seal: Nanrei
改印:改、寅八
彫師:なし

Provenance

By 1900, William Perkins Babcock (b. 1826 - d. 1899), Boston and Paris; 1900, bequest of William Perkins Babcock to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 05, 1900)

Credit Line

Bequest of William Perkins Babcock