Parody of the Yûgao Chapter of the Tale of Genji

見立夕顔

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #100; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #186.3 (misidentified as Ôta Dôkan), and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 199; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 26, #44 (L only)

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.3 x 18.5 cm (10 3/4 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4969

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4969 (left sheet only), 54.348-9 (complete diptych)

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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