Couple beside a Well (Parody of the Well-curb Episode in Tales of Ise)

井筒の男女 (見立筒井筒)

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #111; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #192.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 98

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.4 x 21.2 cm (11 3/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4980

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Second state of a calendar print for 1766 (Meiwa 3), with the calender marks removed.

Signed

Unsigned
無款

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; June 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