Courtesan and Kamuro Looking at the Face of a Komusô Reflected in a Mirror
1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #094; Clark, Morse, Virgin, and Hockley, Dawn of the Floating World (2000-1), #142; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #198.1, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 17; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 123
Vertical chûban; 28.3 x 21.3 cm (11 1/8 x 8 3/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
MFA impressions: 11.19428, 45.833
Calendar marks appear on the kimono of the kamuro.
Suzuki Harunobu ga
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)
 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.
William Sturgis Bigelow Collection