Parody of Bodhidharma Crossing the River on a Reed

見立芦葉達磨

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #557; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #822, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 434; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #231

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 71.2 x 12.1 cm (28 1/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4668

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.21286, 21.4468

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