Young Couple by an Arched Window
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #054; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #27; Chiba 2002, #s 57 (AIC) and 58 (PMA); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #150.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 86; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 28, #46
Vertical chûban; 28.1 x 21.5 cm (11 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper
Not On View
Second edition of a calendar print, with the calendrical numbers for 1765 removed.
(this edition unsigned)
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