Shinto Priestess (Miko) Dancing at a Shrine

巫女

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #104; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #201.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 22; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #58

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.3 x 20.1 cm (11 1/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4433

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4433 (with calendar marks), 21.4434 (later, without calendar marks)

Calendrical numbers for 1766 (Meiwa 3) are concealed in the bells.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Markings

Seal: Kôun

Provenance

September 1911, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from the E. F. Fenollosa collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection