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Man behind a Sliding Door Pulling at a Woman Leaving the Room

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MFA impressions: 11.21228, 21.4564

Signed

Harunobu ga 春信画

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

Japanese, Edo period, about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #543; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #762, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 555

Dimensions

Hashira-e; 66.4 x 12.1 cm (26 1/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

11.21228

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints