Possibly a parody of the story of the Bell of Muken.
Harunobu ga 春信画
June 2, 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding at Sotheby's; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.
William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection
Japanese, Edo period, about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
- Artist Suzuki Harunobu, Japanese, 1725–1770
Waterhouse cat. #521; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #717, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 415
Hashira-e; 68.4 x 12 cm (26 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and color on paper