Tang Lady on a White Elephant, from a set Advertising Giant Straw Works in a Fair Attraction Artist: Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849)

1820

Asian Art

On view, 4th floor, Special Exhibitions

葛飾北斎   「麦藁張細工   唐女・白象」  浮世絵錦絵   江戸時代

Medium

Ukiyo-e: polychrome woodblock print

Dimensions

sheet: 15 1/2 × 10 7/16 in. (39.4 × 26.5 cm)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Jared K. Morse

Accession Number

1953.1.23

Geography
Culture
Period

Edo period (1615–1868)

Classification
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Provenance

Provenance

Mrs. Jared Kirtland Morse (Caroline Roberts Morse) (1907–1982), Cromwell, Conn.; gifted in 1953 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.
Bibliography
  • Bradley Michael Bailey, "Time Flies: Hokusai's Missing Crane," in "Japanese Art at Yale," special issue, Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2007), 154–56, 158–59, fig. 3
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Object/Work type

color woodcuts

Marks

Censor’s seal: Kiwame 極 (round, relief, lower left); Publisher's seal: Sōkakudō 双鶴堂 of Tsuruya Kinsuke 鶴屋金助 ("Tsurukin" 鶴金 of Edo) (image of a crane round, relief, under a reverse L shape, bottom left)\r\n

Inscriptions

一丈二尺能 白象に 唐女 立丈 五尺五寸 ichi jō ni shaku no byakuzō ni tōjo tachidake go shaku go sun "A Chinese lady with 5 feet 5 inches tall is seated on a white elephant of twelve feet." (centre left)

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