Boys Quarrelling over a Calligraphy Copybook; Parody of Komachi Washing the Manuscript (Sôshi arai)

喧嘩する子供 (見立草子洗い)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #87; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #283; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #375, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 132

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

16.116

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, Japan, April 24, 2018 – June 24, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Purchased by the MFA from an unknown source. (Accession Date: May 4, 1916)

Credit Line

Otis Norcross Fund