Courtesan of the Motoya Looking at the Face of a Komusô Reflected in Water

水に映った虚無僧の顔を見るもと屋の遊女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #458; Asia Soc./JASA, Designed for Pleasure (2008), p. 96, fig. 64; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #621, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 356

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.6 x 21.8 cm (11 1/4 x 8 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4989

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection