Asian Art
Artist: Okumura Toshinobu, Japanese, active ca. 1717–50

Umbrella Dance

ca. 1719

Colored woodblock print, Urushi-e

sheet: 12 1/8 x 6 in. (30.8 x 15.2 cm)
Frances Gaylord Smith Collection
1972.32.2
Culture: 
Japanese
Period: 
Edo period (1615–1868)
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Prints
Geography: 
Japan
Status: 
By appointment
Provenance: 

Collection of Mrs. George T. Smith

Bibliography: 

Yone Noguchi, The Ukiyoye Primitives (Tokyo: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co., Ltd., 1933), 94–96, no. 68, 69.

Helen C. Gunsaulus, The Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints: The Primitives, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1955), 175–82, no. 1–23.

Illustrated Catalogues of Tokyo National Museum: Ukiyo-e Prints, 3 (Tokyo: Tokyo Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan, 1971), 1: 6, 39, fig. 314.

Donald Jenkins, Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings: The Primitive Period, 1680–1745, exh. cat. (Chicago: The Art Institute of Chicago, 1971), 107–111, no. 156–65, Comp. cit.

Gunhild Avitabile, Early Masters: Ukiyo-e Prints and Paintings from 1680 to 1750, exh. cat. (New York: Japan Society Gallery, 1991), 78–85.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.