Young Man Playing Football, representing the Kiritsubo chapter of The Tale of Genji

蹴鞠に興じる男 (見立源氏物語、桐壺)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #351; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #287, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 320

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.4 x 21 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4381

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Yûyami wa/ michi tadotadoshi/ tsuki machite/ kaere waga seko/ sono ma ni mo min

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection