Couple Walking at Night, second state

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), #647; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 621; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #258; Ukiyo-e taisei 4 (1930), #186 (first state)

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 69 x 12 cm (27 3/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.5706

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

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

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection