Young Woman Concealing a Letter from a Young Man

男客から文を隠す美人 (隠し文)

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #258; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #452, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 282

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.9 x 21.9 cm (11 3/8 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4626

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 21.4408, 21.4626

Signed

Harunobu ga (on sliding door)
春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection