Clearing Weather at Awazu (Awazu seiran), first state, from an untitled series of Eight Views of Ômi (Ômi hakkei)

「近江八景 粟津晴嵐」

Japanese
Edo period
earlier 1760s (Horeki 9~)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #028; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #65.7, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 159

Dimensions

Hosoban; 28.3 x 13.7 cm (11 1/8 x 5 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

06.1197

Medium or Technique

Woodblock print (mizu-e); color on paper

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

The series is known in four states:
1) mizu-e (color only, no key block), signed, publisher Iwatoya
MFA impressions: 06.1197 (Awazu), 21.4581 (Karasaki)
2) with key block added, signed, publisher Iwatoya
MFA impressions: 21.4588 (Awazu), 21.4586 (Seta), 21.4585 (Mii), 21.4582 (Karasaki), 21.4583 (Hira), 21.4584 (Ishiyama)
3) with a new key block, unsigned, publisher Okumura
MFA impressions: 21.4587 (Yabase), 21.4589 (Katada)
4) same as 3 but in ink only

Inscription

Poem: Kumo harau/ arashi ni tsurete/ momo fune no/ chi fune mo nami no/ Awazu ni zo yoru

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga

鈴木春信画

Provenance

March 8, 1906, gift of Denman Waldo Ross

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection