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Two Women in a Storm

Artist:
Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)
Period:
Edo period (1615–1868)
Date:
1764–72
Culture:
Japan
Medium:
Polychrome woodblock print; ink and color on paper
Dimensions:
H. 10 3/8 in. (26.4 cm); W. 8 1/8 in. (20.6 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Purchase, Rogers Fund, 1936
Accession Number:
JP2440
Not on view
The two young women in Harunobu's print are on their way to a bathhouse in the rain. The woman in front carries a bathrobe and a towel, an important clue about where they are going. Harunobu often enhances the narrative quality of his work with such a humorous touch.
Signature: Suzuki Harunobu ga
Howard Mansfield , New York (until 1936; sold to MMA)
Nagoya City Museum. "Ukiyo-e from the Metropolitan Museum of Art," April 14, 1995–May 28, 1995.

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