Decorum (Rei), from the series The Five Virtues (Gojô)

五常 「礼」

Japanese
Edo period
1767 (Meiwa 4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #188; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #290.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 251; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p.69, #109

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.8 x 20.4 cm (10 15/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

21.4975

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 06.464, 21.4975, 28.190, 42.564

Inscription

Poem: Kimi o omoi/ oya ni kô ari/ ikari naku/ reigi o tsukusu/ hito zo tanoshiki

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

February 1913, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from J. Clarence Webster Collection; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection