- Museum number
Painting, handscroll, pair with Jap.Ptg.Add.171. Scenes of life in the Dutch factory (residential area, sometimes called bankan) on Dejima island in Nagasaki, showing animals, figures and musicians. Ink and colour on silk. Inscribed.
- Production date
Height: 33 centimetres
Length: 406 centimetres
- Curator's comments
See Jan de Hond, Menno Fitski, S. Green, & Michael Blass, A Narrow Bridge: Japan and the Netherlands from 1600 (Amsterdam and Nijmegen: Riksmuseum and Vantilt Publishers, 2016)
Ayers, Impey & Mallet 1990
Between 1641 and 1854, Dutch traders were the only Europeans permitted in Japan. Their activities in their factory at Nagasaki came under constant close scrutiny by the shoguns' officials stationed in the city, and were recorded by official painters. This very lively series is probably the work of such an artist, for others would not have had sufficient access to provide such detail.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
1993 12 Sep-12 Dec, Germany, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Japan and Europe: 1543-1929
2001, 30 Jan-8 Apr, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Arts of Japan: Recently repaired paintings, Ukiyo-e IV'
2006 Oct 13-2007 Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2010 Feb-Jun, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from Prehistory to the Present'
2011 Oct – 2012 Feb, BM Japanese Galleries, ‘Japan from Prehistory to the Present’
2018 Oct-2019 Apr, BM Mitsubishi Corporation Japanese Galleries (first section)
- Acquisition date
- Registration number
- Additional IDs
Asia painting number: Jap.Ptg.Add.170 (Japanese Painting Additional Number)