Two Women Returning from the Bath in Snow

湯帰り二美人 (雪の湯帰り)

Edo period
about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #178; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #649, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 245


Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.9 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Not On View


Asia, Prints and Drawings



The second state of four.


Suzuki Harunobu ga 鈴木春信画


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection