Deutzia Flowers: The Wife from Kasamori (Kasamori no fujin, unohana), from the series Beauties of the Floating World Associated with Flowers (Ukiyo bijin yosebana)

「浮世美人寄花 卯花 笠森の婦人」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #481; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #38; Chiba 2002, #247 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #262.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 325

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.4 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.19515

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Unohana no/ sakari narazuba/ yamazato no/ kakine ni tare ka/ kokoro tomemashi

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

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