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W19 Erickson - HISTART 416: Japanese Painting and Prints of the Early Modern Period

There is a plum branch with a bird on it. The branches are really thin with tiny flowers on them. In the bottom right corner, there is a signature and a date. Surrounding the paper is a border with gold flowers for the design.
Maruyama Ōkyo
Bird on a Plum Branch
hanging scroll, ink on silk
16 in x 22 in (40.64 cm x 55.88 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Utagawa Kuniyoshi
Kôso goichidai ryakuzu: Nichiren Walking Barefoot in the Snow
full color woodblock print (nishiki e)
8 3/4 in. x 13 5/8 in. ( 22.23 cm x 34.61 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A color woodblock print of a young woman hanging a paper with poem on a cherry tree. The woman is in a kimono with intricate design of cherry blossom, hemp leaves, birds and swirls, pine trees and diamond patterns. She also wears broad obi (sash) in checkerboard patterns, which is bow- tied on her back. There is also a white sash underneath the obi, which supports her long kimono. Her hair is tied on the back and adorn with tortoise-shell comb and pin. The cherry tree is in full bloom; there is a curtain with a family crest behind the woman and the tree; a certain kind of platform with swirling vine pattern is peaking below the curtain. The overall color scheme is in yellow, orange, black and white (the color of the paper). There are artist’s signature and two seals on the right bottom corner, and smaller seal on the left bottom corner.
Ishikawa Toyonobu
Hanging a Poem on a Cherry Tree
Urushi-e (color woodblock print) on paper
23 3/8 in. x 17 3/8 in. ( 58.42 cm x 43.18 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
A monochrome print depicting two standing women and a reclining man in a room. The taller woman, a courtesan, wears an elaborate kimono of butterfly design and under-kimono of geometric patterns; her hair is tied on the back, wearing tortoise shell comb and hairpin. She is holding skirts of kimono and under-kimono with her right hand and is hiding her left hand under the kimono. The second woman, an attendant, is standing behind the courtesan, holding a doll of a boy and her face turning away. She wears a plain kimono with pine tree design and obi (sash) with striped patterns. The man is reclining and looking toward the courtesan. They seem to engage in conversation. The man wears kimono with design of coins and short jacket with plaid patterns. His hair is shaved on top and tied on the back. There is a folded screen behind him, depicting a plum tree by river. In front of him, there are a sake pitcher, sake cup and its stand, and a bowl with food accompanied by a tray and chopsticks. There is a title of the p
Okumura Masanobu
Courtesan and client: parody of the Kiritsubo Chapter of the Tale of Genji (Mitate Genji Kiritsubo)
Oban (large-size) sumizurii-e (monochrome woodblock print) on paper
10 1/2 in. x 14 1/8 in. ( 26.7 cm x 35.9 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker, through Dr. Walter R. Parker
The print depicts a fisherman standing on a seaside cliff perfoming loneline fishing. There are great waves below him striking the cliff and there is a mountain in the background. The print mainly applies the color of white and shades of blue. The artist inscribed the title of the work along with his signature on the upper left-hand corner.
Katsushika Hokusai
A Solitary Fisherman at Kajikasawa, Kai Province (Kajikasawa, Kai)
woodblock print on paper, ôban yoko-e size
9 15/16 in. x 14 15/16 in. ( 25.2 cm x 37.9 cm )
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This print depicts the interior of a theater. Several actors move about the set at the top of the print. Individuals in the audience are minutely detailed. Near the left of the stage, a pair of half-naked men brawl while an actor chides them from above. Near the bottom of the image, several in the audience smoke long pipes. A man holds the hand of a child on a raised platform near the bottom left of the print.<br /><br />
Inscriptions: Nishimura and unidentified others (​Publisher's seal); Torii Kiyotsune ga (Artist's signature)<br />
 
Torii Kiyotsune
Perspective Print of the Interior of the Nakamura Theater Featuring the Amakawa Scene of The Treasury of Loyal Retainers
woodblock print on pa[er
12 in x 17 1/2 in (30.48 cm x 44.45 cm)
Gift of Sharlynn and Andrew Circo, in memory of Sotokichi Katsuizumi
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward. The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.186 and 1948/1.187.<br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
woodblock print on paper
14 7/16 in x 9 3/4 in (36.7 cm x 24.8 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward.  The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.185 and 1948/1.187.<br /><br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
woodblock print on paper
14 7/16 in x 9 3/4 in (36.7 cm x 24.8 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This is a triptych, displaying all three panels at once. In the left panel, a woman squats, holding a book, on which stands a man holding an umbrella. Another standing woman looks over her shoulder at it. In the center panel, an older man is seated on a bench with a brush or pipe in his hand. A woman looks at him over her shoulder. In the right panel, two woman stand with two girls. One of the girls is half hidden behind the woman on the left and gesturing forward. The other girl looks up at the two woman. In the background are white flowering trees as well as some calligraphy.<br /><br />
This is a set with 1948/1.185 and 1948/1.186.<br /><br /><br />
 
Kitagawa Utamaro
Complete Illustrations of Yoshiwara Parodies of Kabuki: Courtesans of the Matsubaya
woodblock print on paper
14 7/16 in x 9 3/4 in (36.7 cm x 24.8 cm)
Bequest of Margaret Watson Parker
This piece depicts boats decorated with lanterns, the evening sky and festivities.  The shore is lined with teahouses set up for the event. The title for the print is located in the upper right corner in a red box.
Andō Hiroshige
Famous Views of the 60-odd Provinces: #9 The Tennô Festival at Tsushima in Owari Province
color woodblock print on paper
14 1/4 in x 9 13/16 in (36.2 cm x 24.92 cm);13 9/16 in x 9 3/16 in (34.45 cm x 23.34 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Among a gold and bright mineral pigmented landscape, Genji stands below a cherry tree in full bloom and watches Murasaki, who stands in an architectural structure. A distant stream and hilltops indicate the isolated setting.
Kanō Tsunenobu
Genji espies Murasaki for the first time, from the Wakamurasaki chapter of The Tale of Genji

ink, color, and gold pigment and foil on paper
45 1/16 in x 136 1/4 in (114.46 cm x 346.08 cm)
Museum Purchase made possible by the Friends of the Museum of Art
Shunshō Katsukawa
Chûshingura nidanme juichimai tsuzuki [A Scene from Act Two of the Treasury of Loyal Retainers, one of eleven sheets]
color woodblock print on paper
10 3/8 in. x 7 11/16 in. ( 26.3 cm x 19.6 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by Mary Palmer

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