Faith (Shin), from the series The Five Virtues (Gojô)

五常 「信」 (紫式部)

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #193; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #290.5, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 256; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p.70, #111

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.7 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4964

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Shows Lady Murasaki at Ishiyama-dera Temple, divinely inspired to write the Tale of Genji.

Inscription

Poem: Hi wo shirite/ zen o michibiku/ kokoro koso/ makoto no shin to/ iubekarikeri

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Acquired by William S. and John T. Spaulding from William L. Keane; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection