Young Woman Reading a Letter by Lantern Light

楼上縁側文読み美人 (秘文)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #226; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #591, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 267

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.6 x 20.2 cm (10 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4409

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.19468, 21.4409

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection