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Women Watching a Girl Dance on Shells (From the series Fashionable Presentations of Three Horses)

Women Watching a Girl Dance on Shells (From the series Fashionable Presentations of Three Horses)

1784
Location: not on view

Description

Dancing plays a significant role in festival celebrations and special occasions. The young girl is dancing on a pair of bivalve shells (also used as game pieces in other amusements), accompanied by the music of the samisen (3-stringed guitar).
  • ?-1942
    Henri Vever [1854–1942], France
    March 24, 1977
    (Sotheby Parke Bernet, London, UK, March 24, 1977, part III, lot 140)
    1977-?
    (R. E. Lewis, Inc., California, sold to Mr. and Mrs. Kelvin Smith)
    ?-1985
    The Kelvin Smith Collection, Cleveland, OH, given by Mrs. Kelvin [Eleanor Armstrong] Smith [1899-1998] given to the Cleveland Museum of Art
    1985-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Hirano, Chie. Kiyonaga; A Study of His Life and Works, with a Portfolio of Plates in Color and Collotype. Cambridge, Mass: Pub. for the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, by the Harvard University Press, 1939. Reproduced: no. 617, Pl. LVII
    Sotheby's London. Highly Important Japanese Prints, Illustrated Books and Drawings and Paintings, from the Henri Vever Collection: Part III. March 24, 1977. Listed: p. 74, lot no. 139
  • A Private World: Japanese and Chinese Art from the Kelvin Smith Collection. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (September 14-November 13, 1988).
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