Exhibitions/ 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.
Mrs. H. O. (Louisine W.) Havemeyer , New York (until d. 1929; bequeathed to MMA)
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