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couple struggle over love letter
  • Suzuki Harunobu
    circa 1725–1770
    born: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan ; died: Edo (present-day Tokyo), Japan
  • couple struggle over love letter, late 1800s–early 1900s, Meiji period (1868–1912) or Taisho period (1912–1926)
  • Where object was made: Japan
  • color woodcut
  • Source unknown
  • Not on display
  • 0000.2025.36
Description

Color print depicting two women standing in an interior, caught in a struggle. There is a large, beige rectangle in the left side of the print, upon which there is calligraphy. There is a strip of calligraphy at the top of the print as well, and there is a tree branch covered with pink blossoms, visible through a window. Both of the women are wearing long, printed robes.