MFA impressions: 21.4986, 21.4988 Both are the third state, with designer's signature and calendar marks removed. This design is sometimes considered to be the right sheet of a diptych illustrating the Izutsu episode of Tales of Ise, with 21.4968 as the left sheet.
April 1917, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Y. Sumitomo; 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. #062; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #118.2, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 173
Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 21.1 cm (11 x 8 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper