Poem by Kikaku: Couple with a Pet Mouse

子鼠を眺める若夫婦

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #379; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #331.1, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 483; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 90, #145

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.1 x 21 cm (11 1/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4479

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19490, 21.4479

Inscription

Poem: Saiwai de/ harau shôji ni/ matsu no kage

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

Formerly in the Kobayashi collection; 1913 purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection