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Man Hiding behind Fence

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A calendar for 1765, with numbers concealed in the pattern of the trousers. Possibly the left sheet of an incomplete diptych, with 21.4986/21.4988 as the right sheet, and/or a reference to an episode in the Tales of Ise.

Signed

Artist: Suzuki Harunobu ga; Blockcutter: Takahashi Rosen chô

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; 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, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #041; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #118.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 81

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.2 x 19.9 cm (10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4968

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints