Parody of Bodhidharma (Daruma) Crossing the Water on a Reed

見立芦葉達磨

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #138; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #391.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 227; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #44

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.8 x 21.6 cm (11 5/16 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4604

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

First state.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Formerly in the collection of the Daikoku-ya publishing house; 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