Portrait of Tenjin (Sugawara Michizane)

天神 (菅原道真)

Japanese
Edo period
1740s
Artist Okumura Masanobu (Japanese, 1686–1764)


Catalogue Raisonné

Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #77 (this impression); Hizô Ukiyo-e taikan 2, British Museum II (1988), fig. 33; Waterhouse, Images of Eighteenth-Century Japan (1975), #30

Dimensions

65.7 x 23.5 cm (25 7/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

47.16

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (urushi-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color and nikawa

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.5774, 47.16

Signed

Hôgetsudo Tanchôsai Okumura Shinmyô Bunkaku Masanobu kinzu
方月堂丹鳥斎 奥村親妙文角政信謹図

Markings

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

Provenance

1947, gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich to the MFA. (Accession date: January 9, 1947)

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Lucy T. Aldrich