Woman Standing in an Open Door

障子を開けて外を見る女

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #062; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #118.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 173

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 21.1 cm (11 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4986

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4986, 21.4988
Both are the third state, with designer’s signature and calendar marks removed. This design is sometimes considered to be the right sheet of a diptych illustrating the Izutsu episode of Tales of Ise, with 21.4968 as the left sheet.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

April 1917, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Y. Sumitomo; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection