Young Woman Holding a Scroll, with Turtle and Crane

美女と鶴亀

Japanese
Edo period
1766 (Meiwa 3)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Designer Yakô (Japanese, active 1766), Blockcutter Morishita Richô (Japanese, active 1765–66), Printer Ogawa Hatchô (Japanese, active 1765–66)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #40; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #096; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #200, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 19; Polster & Marks, Surimono (1980), p. 121

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.8 x 20.6 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.19433

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

Markings

Designer: Yakô kô
Blockcutter: Morishita Richô chô
Printer: Ogawa Hatchô shô

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