Couple Eloping; Parody of the Akuta River Episode in Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

見立芥川 (女を背負って走る若侍)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #396; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #357, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 494

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 20.5 cm (10 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

06.1117

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.1117, 21.4486

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga

鈴木春信画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection