Woman Flower Vendor; Calendar for 1765

花売り美人

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Artist Unknown, Japanese


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #45; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #698; Ukiyo-e shûka supp. 2 (1982), pl. 662; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 453

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 24.5 x 18.7 cm (9 5/8 x 7 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.30128

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Signed

(seal only)

Markings

Seal (of designer?): Sôzan no in (?)

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