The Thunder God Delivering a Love Letter

恋文を渡そうとする雷神

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #530; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #741, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 421; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #232; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #53

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 68.6 x 11.7 cm (27 x 4 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4670

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

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