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Portrait of Tenjin (Sugawara Michizane)

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MFA impressions: 21.5774, 47.16

Signed

Hôgetsudô Tanchôsai Okumura Shinmyô Bunkaku Masanobu kinzu

Marks

Artist's seal: Tanchôsai

Provenance

November 1916, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at the Metzgar sale (lot 11); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1740s

Catalogue Raisonné

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

Dimensions

Wide hashira-e; 65.8 x 25.2 cm (25 7/8 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.5774

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (beni-e); ink on paper, with hand-applied color

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints