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

女を背負って走る若侍 (見立芥川)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #395; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #357, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 493

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20 cm (10 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4486

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

1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection