Osen of the Kagiya and a Young Man with a Cat

鍵屋お仙と猫を抱く若衆

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


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #112; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #467; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #275, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 359

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.2 x 21.9 cm (11 1/8 x 8 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19496

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Fukuoka City Museum, Japan, July 7, 2018 – August 26, 2018

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem: Itsu yori ka/ aki no momiji no/ kurenai ni/ sode no namida no/ naraisomeken

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

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)

NOTES:
[1] 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.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection