Circus Ball Rider

Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Japanese (worked in the United States, 1889 - 1953



Lithograph on wove paper

Edition of 100

Overall: 15 × 11 in. (38.1 × 27.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Ada and William Preston Harrison



Place Made: Japan, East Asia, Asia


20th century

Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in graphite, lower right: Yasua Kuniyoshi 30; inscribed, in graphite, lower left: 100 proof

Course History

ASCL 7.03,Asian-American Art and Architecture, Sujin Eom, Winter 2023

Asian Society, Culture, & Language 7.03, Asian-American Art and Architecture, Sujin Eom, Winter 2023

Exhibition History

Images from the World Between: The Circus in Twentieth Century American Art, The American Federation of Arts, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut, October 19, 2001-January 6, 2002; John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, February 1-April 14, 2002; Austin Museum of Art, Austin, Texas, May 10-August 19, 2002

Under the Big Top: The Fine Art of the Circus in America, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont, January 25-May 22, 2011.

Publication History

Donna Gustafson, Images from the World Between, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London, England: MIT Press; New York: American Federation of Arts, 2001, 184 pp., ill. p. 135.


Ada Sanberg Harrison (1885-1947) and William Preston Harrison (1869-1940), Los Angeles, California; given to present collection, 1940.

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