The Imperial Visit of 1626 (Kan'ei sannen gyôkô zu)

寛永三年行幸図

Japanese
Edo period
1626 (Kan'ei 3)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Lillehoj, Art and Palace Politics in Early Modern Japan (2011), pp. 67-8

Dimensions

44.5 x 126.5 cm (17 1/2 x 49 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.28588

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print; ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

One scroll of a pair showing the processional visit of Emperor Gomizunoo (also read Gominoo) to Nijô castle in Kyoto in 1626, as the guest of the shogun.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection