Woman Holding a Branch of Yamabuki (Parody of the Story of Ôta Dôkan)
about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #57; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #146; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #362.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 230; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 46, #72; TNM Ukiyo-e cat. 1 (1960), #471
Vertical chûban; 28 x 20.7 cm (11 x 8 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Out on Loan
On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017
MFA impressions: 11.19444, 21.4615
This impression is a later printing.
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection