Young Woman Tying Her Obi beside a Bamboo Bench

水辺で涼む女

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Designer Shisen (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #066; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #160.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 176

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 23.6 x 17.8 cm (9 5/16 x 7 in.)

Accession Number

11.13402

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Right sheet of an incomplete diptych (or possibly triptych).
MFA impressions: 11.13402 (first state, with calendar marks on the smoking set and signature of designer Shisen), 21.4592 (second state, with calendar marks and signature removed)

Signed

Shisen kô (designer)

Markings

Designer's seal: Shi

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