In Memory of Harunobu (Harunobu tsuizen)

「春信追善」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Torii Kiyotsune (Japanese, active 1757–1779)


Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.8 x 21.5 cm (11 5/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.20128

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

For a design by Harunobu similar to the print-within-a-print, see 06.969.

Signed

Kiyotsune ga (on main image); Harunobu ga (on the scroll within the picture)
清経画

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