Woman Writing by Lantern Light under a Mosquito Net

蚊帳の中で短冊を書く美人

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #697; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 661

Dimensions

Horizontal chûban; 20.1 x 25.2 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.30126

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Numbers for the large months are on the border of the mosquito net, and for the small months, on the poem slip.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

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