Man Hiding behind Fence

垣根の内にうずくまる男

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #041; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #118.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 81

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.2 x 19.9 cm (10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4968

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

A calendar for 1765, with numbers concealed in the pattern of the trousers.
Possibly the left sheet of an incomplete diptych, with 21.4986/21.4988 as the right sheet, and/or a reference to an episode in the Tales of Ise.

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Markings

Blockcutter: Takahashi Rosen chô

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection