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Hotei at the Ford

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Possibly a parody of the michiyuki scene in the play Ohan and Chôemon.

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection

Japanese, Edo period, about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #294; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #613, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 135

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.3 x 20.7 cm (11 1/8 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4611

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints