Couple Walking at Night

夜更け(柳下の男女)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770–75 (Meiwa 7–An'ei 4)
Artist Naka Kuninobu (Japanese, active about 1764–1789)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #645; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 619; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #258; Ukiyo-e taisei 4 (1930), #186

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 68.5 x 12 cm (26 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5705

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21233 (first state), 21.5705 (first state), 21.5706 (second state, with heads replaced)

Signed

Kuninobu ga
国信画

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; October 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection