Woman Tying Obi
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #589; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 581; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #503
Hashira-e; 67.2 x 12.3 cm (26 7/16 x 4 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
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 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
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection