Narihira Crossing the Sumida River, from the series Once a Man... (Mukashi otoko), based on Tales of Ise (Ise monogatari)

「むかし男」 隅田川を渡る在原業平

Japanese
Edo period
about 1762–64 (Hôreki 12–Meiwa 1)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #024; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #19, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 157

Dimensions

Hosoban; 30.8 x 13.7 cm (12 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4580

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (mizu-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Na ni shi owaba/ iza koto towamu/ miyakodori/ waga omou hito wa/ ari ya nashi ya to

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

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