Poem by Minamoto no Shitagô, from an untitled series of Thirty-six Poetic Immortals (Sanjûrokkasen)

三十六歌仙 「源順」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1767–68 (Meiwa 4–5)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #211; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #296.23, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 119

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 21.6 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.4448

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 28 in the series.
MFA impressions: 21.4448, 21.4523

Inscription

Poem by Shitagô: Mizu no omo ni/ teru tsukinami wo/ kazoureba/ koyoi zo aki no/ monaka narikeru

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#161); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection