Illustration of the Principal Dignitaries of Japan (Nihon chûseki kiken no zu)

「日本柱石貴顯之圖」

Japanese
Meiji era
1891 (Meiji 24), January
Artist Tôshû Shôgetsu (Japanese, active about 1870–1900), Publisher Higuchi Gintarô (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #21, photo p. 63; Sharf, Imaging Meiji (1997), #44, photo p. 32

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 35.7 x 73.2 cm (14 1/16 x 28 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.530a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Tôshû Shôgetsu
東洲勝月

Markings

Artist's seal: Shôgetsu

Provenance

Previously owned by various dealers: primarily in London and Tokyo. Purchased between 1985-1999.

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection