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).
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.

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