Illustration of the Command Performance of the Great Chiarini's Circus (Chiyarine daikyokuba goyûran no zu)

「チヤリネ大曲馬御遊覧之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1886 (Meiji 19), November
Artist Yôshû Chikanobu (Hashimoto Chikanobu) (Japanese, 1838–1912), Publisher Komiya(ma) Shôhei (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), fig. 2. p. 11; Keene, "Portraits," Impressions 21 (1999), fig. 6; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #7, photo p. 29; Konishi, Nishiki-e bakumatsu Meiji no rekishi 9 (1977), pp. 104-5

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 34 x 71.2 cm (13 3/8 x 28 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.493a-c

Medium or Technique

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

On View

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Visitor Center (130.10)

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Ôju Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu

Markings

Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection