Woman with a Child and a Pet

Artist: Suzuki Harunobu 鈴木春信 (1724-1770)
Historical period(s)
Edo period, 1725-1770
Ink and color on paper
H x W: 27.9 x 21.4 cm (11 x 8 7/16 in)
Credit Line
Gift of Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer
Freer Gallery of Art
Accession Number
On View Location
Currently not on view

Woodblock Print

cat, child, Edo period (1615 - 1868), Japan, ukiyo-e, woman
Provenance research underway.

Published early in the history of full-color printing, which began in 1765, many of Harunobu's prints depict youthful women in domestic settings. Here a woman holds a morsel as her pet stands on its hind legs. A child sits close behind her. The sliding paper-covered shoji panel stands open to a view of the garden.

Collection Area(s)
Japanese Art
Web Resources
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