Young Man Playing a Shakuhachi

尺八を吹く若衆

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #547; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #757, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 430; Pins, The Japanese Pillar Print (1982), #163

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 67.5 x 12 cm (26 9/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4677

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.480 (first state), 11.21231 (second state), 21.4536 (fourth state, probably with revamped colors), 21.4677 (first state)

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

January 1917, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frank Lloyd Wright; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection