The Cup of Sake before Bed (Toko-sakazuki), sheet 6 of the series Marriage in Brocade Prints, the Carriage of the Virtuous Woman (Konrei nishiki misao-guruma), known as the Marriage series

婚礼錦貞女車 六 床盃

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

Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #99; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #427; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #666.6, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 398


Horizontal chûban; 20.5 x 28 cm (8 1/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Abeno Harukas Art Museum, Osaka, Japan, April 24, 2018 – June 24, 2018


Asia, Prints and Drawings



MFA impressions: 11.19474, 11.19476, 21.4457


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)

[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