Poem by Ôtomo no Kuronushi, from the series Fashionable Six Poetic Immortals (Fûryû Rokkasen)

「風流六歌仙 大友黒主」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1768–69 (Meiwa 5–6)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #349; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #327.3, and supp. 2 (1982), pl. 382

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 27.7 x 20.9 cm (10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

21.4649

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

MFA impressions: 11.30140, 21.4649

Inscription

Poem by Kuronishi: Kagamiyama/ iza tachiyorite/ mite yukan/ toshi henuru mi wa/ oi ya shinuru to

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

August 1919, purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from Frederick W. Gookin; December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection