Lantern Vender

燈籠売り

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #064; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #166.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 174

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.4 x 18.3 cm (10 3/8 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4595

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete diptych. Designs on the lanterns symbolize the long months.

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Markings

Blockcutter: Sekine Kaei shi

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection