Daruma Carrying a Woman on His Back

女を背負って川を渡る達磨

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #049; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #163.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 82

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27 x 21.1 cm (10 5/8 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19426

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The second state of a calendar print, wiht most of the markings remaining; the numbers for the long months are in the lines of the reed, and for the short months, in Daruma’s robe.

Signed

Unsigned

無款

Provenance

By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911)

NOTES:
[1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection