Couple at a Kotatsu Reading a Letter

炬燵で文を読む男女

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #057; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #173.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 170

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.5 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4596

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.462 (fourth state, without calendrical information), 21.4596 (second state, with calendrical information)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Unidentified seal

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection