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Young Man Playing Football, representing the Kiritsubo chapter of The Tale of Genji

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Inscription

Poem: Yûyami wa/ michi tadotadoshi/ tsuki machite/ kaere waga seko/ sono ma ni mo min

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga

Provenance

Formerly in the Sumitomo collection; 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Yamanaka & Co.; 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, about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #351; Ukiyo-e shuka 4 (1979), list #287, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 320

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.4 x 21 cm (11 3/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4381

Medium or Technique

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

Collections

Asia

Classifications

Prints