Woman Digging for Bamboo Shoots in Snow; Parody of Meng Zong (Môsô)

雪中に筍を掘る女 (見立孟宗)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #518; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #820, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 546

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 67.2 x 12.6 cm (26 7/16 x 4 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.21232

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No other impressions known.

Signed

Harunobu ga

春信画

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