Bunraku Puppet, 20th century

  • Japanese

Wood with gold brocaded costume

  • Framed: Overall: 50 × 28 × 8 inches (127 × 71.1 × 20.3 cm)

Gift of Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin

52.400

Department

Performing Arts

  • Wood
  • Puppet
  • Figure (representation)
  • Japan
  • Warrior

Provenance

the artist, Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin [1903-1997]; 1952-present, gift to the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Published References

The Arts of Japan. Exh. cat., Willistead Art Gallery. Windsor, October 4-27, 1963, no. 99. DIA Handbook. Detroit, 1971, p. 58. "Family Art Game," Detroit Free Press (April 27, 1980): p. 23 (ill.) [DIA Advertising Supplement]. Bell, John. Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History. DIA. Detroit, ca. 2000, (color ill.) p. 42.

Rights Status

Japanese, Bunraku Puppet, 20th century, wood with gold brocaded costume. Detroit Institute of Arts, Gift of Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin, 52.400.