Woman Tying Obi

帯を結ぶ女

Japanese
Edo period
1770 (Meiwa 7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Artist Isoda Koryûsai (Japanese, 1735–1790)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #589; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 581; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #503

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 67.2 x 12.3 cm (26 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4556

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The inscription, by Koryûsai, explains that the key block had already been cut at the time of Harunobu’s death and the colors (that is, presumably, the designs for the color blocks) were added by Koryûsai.

Inscription

Inscription and Poem by Koryûsai:
Ko Suzuki-sei Harunobu ga nokoseshi hanbokuga ima masa ni chôkoku shi ware ni saishiki atau hito ari ware mo e no tomo narishi mama miru ni shinobizu Shunshi no michi wa shiranedo tsutanaki fude o kuwau kore yamu.

Murasaki mo/ ubau iro nashi/ sumi no tsuya

Signed

Koryûsai
湖龍斎

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#412); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection