Naraya Mozaemon (Nara-Mo), from the series Dance of the Big Spenders, a Yoshiwara Ballad (Daijin mai)

「大尽舞 なら茂」 (奈良屋茂左衛門)

Japanese
Edo period
Artist Ryûryûkyo Shinsai (Japanese, 1764?–1820)


Dimensions

Kokonotsugiri; 13.8 x 18.5 cm (5 7/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

53.2689

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Naraya Mozaemon was a wealthy lumber merchant and legendary rival of Kinokuniya Bunzaemon.

Signed

Shinsai ga
辰斎画

Provenance

1953, gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse to the MFA. (Accession Date: December 10, 1953)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse in memory of Charles J. Morse