Tsuruka of the Naraya and attendant Kame of Myôhachi, depicting the Shinobuyama chapter of The Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari Shinobu), from the series Gion Festival Costume Parade (Gion mikoshi arai nerimono sugata)

「祇園神輿洗 ねりもの姿 いせ物語 しのぶ ならや つるか 付添 妙八(みょうはち) かめ」

Japanese
Edo period
1813 (Bunka 10)
Artist Urakusai Nagahide (Japanese, active about 1805–1848), Publisher Yamasa (Japanese), Publisher Shimawa


Object Place: Kyoto, Japan

Catalogue Raisonné

Kitagawa, "Bosuton bijutsukan shozô Kamigata-e mokuroku" (Kansai daigaku, 2007), p. 123; Ujlaki and Nakade, "Gion nerimono prints revisited: The list," Andon 75 (2003), GN 1813-7, photo p. 32

Dimensions

Hosoban; 33.2 x 15.5 cm (13 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.26512

Medium or Technique

Woodblock/stencil print (kappazuri); ink on paper, with stenciled color

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

京の祇園祭の行事の一つで、芸妓たちが仮装する練物(ねりもの)を描いたシリーズ。『伊勢物語(いせものがたり)』15段「しのぶ山」の田舎の平凡な男の美しい妻に扮した奈良屋(ならや)のつるかと付添いの舞子かめ。妙八は置屋(おきや)の名前か? – 田辺 昌子K

Signed

Nagahide ga
長秀画

Markings

Publishers' marks: Yamasa han, Shimawa han
画家の印章: なし
版元: 山佐 島和
改印: なし

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