Descending Geese of the Koto Bridges, from the series Eight Views of the Parlor (Zashiki hakkei)

坐鋪八景 琴路の落雁

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #126; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #512.4.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 25

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.8 cm (11 1/4 x 8 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4484

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First state, with signature and seal of Kyosen.

MFA impressions: 06.1121 (second state), 21.4484 (first state), 21.4485 (third state)

Signed

(no artist's signature)

Markings

Designer: Kyosen
Collector's seals
巨川

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