Two Women Returning from the Bath in Snow

The second state of four.

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga

Provenance

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

Two Women Returning from the Bath in Snow

  • 湯帰り二美人 (雪の湯帰り)
  • Japanese, Edo period, about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
  • Artist Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese, 1725–1770
Dimensions
Vertical chûban; 27.5 x 20.9 cm (10 13/16 x 8 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Classification
Prints
Type
Ukiyo-e print; bijin-ga
Catalogue Raisonné
Waterhouse cat. #178; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #649, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 245
Accession Number
11.20211
Not on view

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