On the Subject of Chrysanthemums (Kiku ni yosu), from an untitled series illustrating poems on various themes

「寄菊」 夜菊を折り取る男女

Japanese
Edo period
about 1769–70 (Meiwa 6–7)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #83; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #416; MFA, Printed Treasures (2008), #36; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #350.3, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 323

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.9 x 20.7 cm (11 x 8 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.345

Medium or Technique

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

Out on Loan

On display at Chiba City Museum of Art, Japan, September 6, 2017 – October 23, 2017

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

Inscription

Poem by Tameatsu: Machieji to/ omou yûbe mo/ tou hito no/ sode no iro naru/ shiragiku no hana
為敦 待えしとおもふ夕へもとふ人の袖の色なるしらきくの花

Signed

Suzuki Harunobu ga
鈴木春信画

Provenance

1934, bequest of Nellie Parney Carter to the MFA. (Accession Date: October 4, 1934)

Credit Line

Nellie Parney Carter Collection—Bequest of Nellie Parney Carter