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A Mirror of Japanese Nobility (Fusô kôki kagami)

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Signed

Ôju Yôshû Chikanobu hitsu

Marks

Artist's seal: toshidama

Provenance

Purchased between 1985 and 1999, probably in London or Tokyo; 2000, gift of Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. (Accession Date: January 26, 2000)

Credit Line

Jean S. and Frederic A. Sharf Collection

Japanese, Meiji era, 1887 (Meiji 20), August

Catalogue Raisonné

Virgin et al., Japan at the Dawn of the Modern Age (MFA, 2001), #3, photo p. 42; Meech-Pekarik, The World of the Meiji Print (1986), color pl. 23 (with gray background)

Dimensions

Vertical ôban triptych; 37.2 x 74.1 cm (14 5/8 x 29 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.548a-c

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints