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.
Artist: Suzuki Harunobu ga; Blockcutter: Takahashi Rosen chô
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.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, 1765 (Meiwa 2)
- Artist Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese, 1725–1770
Waterhouse cat. #041; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #118.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 81
Vertical chûban; 27.2 x 19.9 cm (10 11/16 x 7 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper