Couple beside a Well (Parody of the Well-curb Episode in Tales of Ise)
1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #111; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #192.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 98
Vertical chûban; 28.4 x 21.2 cm (11 3/16 x 8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Second state of a calendar print for 1766 (Meiwa 3), with the calender marks removed.
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection