The Third Princess (Nyosan no Miya) and Her Cat

女三の宮

Japanese
Edo period
about 1760–62 (Hôreki 10–12)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #007; Hiraki Ukiyo-e Foundation, Nyan to mo neko darake/ Cats of Many Varieties (2012), p. 12; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #93, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 1

Dimensions

Vertical ôban; 41.4 x 28.7 cm (16 5/16 x 11 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4983

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Yûyami wa/ michi tadotadoshi/ tsuki machite/ kaere waga seko/ sono ma ni mo min

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu hitsu
鈴木春信筆

Markings

Artist's seal: Harunobu

Provenance

June 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Sumitomo Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection