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), #128; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #512.4.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 218

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.8 x 21 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4485

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Third state, without signature and seal of Kyosen, but with Harunobu signature added.
MFA impressions: 06.1121 (second state), 21.4484 (first state), 21.4485 (third state)

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection