Lovers under an Umbrella in the Snow

雪中相合傘

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #171; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #530.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 107; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #33

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.6 x 19.8 cm (10 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4530

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Probably the first state of this very famous design.

MFA impressions: 21.4403 (Meiji reproduction?), 21.4530 (first state?)

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

May 1915, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection