『上野第三回内国勧業 博覧会御幸之図』 Visit of the Empress to the Third National Industrial Promotional Exhibition at Ueno Park (Ueno dai sankai naikoku kangyō hakuran kai gyokō no zu)
Yōshū (Hashimoto) Chikanobu (Japanese, 1838–1912)
Meiji period (1868–1912)
Triptych of polychrome woodblock prints; ink and color on paper
Image (each): 14 1/2 × 9 1/2 in. (36.8 × 24.1 cm)
Gift of Lincoln Kirstein, 1959
Not on view
The National Industrial Promotional Exhibitions were initially planned as preparatory steps before holding an international exposition in Japan. The Third Exhibition (April 1, 1890–July 31, 1890) publicized high-profile visits made by the imperial family to the exhibition halls before the opening, and a print such as this would have helped promote the various future events.
Signature: Yoshu Chikanobu
Lincoln Kirstein , New York (until 1959; donated to MMA).