Art/ Collection/ Collection/ Art Object

舞姫図・紅葉蒔絵衝立
Freestanding Screen with Dancer

Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
17th century
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Ink, color, and gold on gilt paper, mounted on a lacquered screen
Dimensions:
20 x 16 15/16 in. (50.8 x 43.1 cm)
Classification:
Paintings
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.520
Not on view
The bold designs of the dancer’s robe accentuate her striking presence and fluid movements, while the more delicate outlines of her hands and face convey the emotional nuances of her art. The painting, which may have once been part of a larger composition, is mounted on a nineteenth-century freestanding screen (tsuitate), the frame and lower panel of which are decorated with “sprinkled picture” (maki-e) on “pear skin” (nashiji) ground.
Related Objects

Goose and Reeds; Willows and Moon

Artist: Maruyama Ōkyo (Japanese, 1733–1795) Date: right screen: 1774; left screen: 1793 Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color and gold on paper Accession: 2015.300.197.1, .2 On view in:Not on view

Rough Waves

Artist: Ogata Kōrin (Japanese, 1658–1716) Date: ca. 1704–9 Medium: Two-panel folding screen; ink, color, and gold leaf on paper Accession: 26.117 On view in:Not on view

Willows and Bridge

Date: early 17th century Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, copper, gold, and gold leaf on paper Accession: 2015.300.105.1, .2 On view in:Not on view

“Takebun,” from the Musical Drama “The New Piece” (“Shinkyoku”)

Date: early 17th century Medium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, gold and silver leaf on paper Accession: 2015.300.104.1, .2 On view in:Not on view

Sutra Box (Kyōbako) with Lotus Pond

Date: early 17th century Medium: Lacquered wood with gold togidashimaki-e, hiramaki-e, and e-nashiji (“pear-skin picture”) Accession: 2015.300.292a–c On view in:Gallery 227