The reverse with the silver-wire Sakigake mark of Namikawa Sosuke
By 1984, with a West Coast collector; Between 2000 and 2003, acquired by Malcolm Fairley, Malcolm Fairley Japanese Works of Art, London; September 2004, purchased by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (accession date: September 22, 2004).
Museum purchase with an anonymous gift and by exchange from a Gift of John T. Spaulding
Japanese, Meiji era, about 1893
Unframed: 41.1 x 62 cm (16 3/16 x 24 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Cloisonne enamels on copper, worked in hidden wire (shosen), shading (bokashi) and silver-alloy wire, in original hardwood frame