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A Young Woman in a Summer Shower

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MFA impressions: 11.19430 (first state), 21.4599 (second state, with signatures removed and different seal)


Gakô Suzuki Harunobu (artist); Chôkô Endô Goroku (blockcutter); Shôkô Yumoto Kôshi (printer); Hakusei kô (designer)


Designer's seal: Shôhakusei in


By 1911, purchased by William Sturgis Bigelow (b. 1850 - d. 1926), Boston [see note 1]; 1911, gift of Bigelow to the MFA. (Accession Date: August 3, 1911) NOTES: [1] Much of Bigelow's collection of Asian art was formed during his residence in Japan between 1882 and 1889, although he also made acquisitions in Europe and the United States. Bigelow deposited many of these objects at the MFA in 1890 before donating them to the Museum's collection at later dates.

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection

Japanese, Edo period, 1765 (Meiwa 2)

Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse cat. #055; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #25; Chiba 2002, #s 59 (AIC) and 60 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #177; Hillier (1970), #7


Vertical chûban; 27.8 x 20.2 cm (10 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

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