Ink, color, and gold on gilt paper, mounted on a lacquered screen
20 x 16 15/16 in. (50.8 x 43.1 cm)
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
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).
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human and Not-So-Human Figure in Japanese Art," 1996.
Museum of Fine Arts, Gifu. "Oribe, iwayuru Oribeizumu ni tsuite: Gifuken Bijutsukan kaikan 15-shūnen kinenten," October 17, 1997–December 7, 1997.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "No Ordinary Mortals: The Human Figure in Japanese Art," 2007–2008.
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Ukiyo-e Artists' Responses to Romantic Legends of Two Brothers: Narihira and Yukihira," March 27, 2008–June 8, 2008.
Artist: Kano Chikanobu (Japanese, 1660–1728)Date: 17th–18th centuryMedium: One of a pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gilt on paper; Reverse side: ink, color, and gold on paperAccession: 29.100.498On view in:Gallery 225
Artist: Kano Sanboku (Japanese, active late 17th–early 18th century)Date: late 17th centuryMedium: Pair of six-panel folding screens; ink, color, and gold on paperAccession: 1999.204.1, .2On view in:Gallery 227