Poem by Nakatsukasa, from an untitled series of Thirty-six Poetic Immortals (Sanjûrokkasen)

三十六歌仙 「中務」

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


Catalogue Raisonné

Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #215; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #296.32, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 42; Gentles, AIC cat. II (1965), p. 115, #186

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 26.7 x 20 cm (10 1/2 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

21.4446

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Prints and Drawings

Classifications

Prints

No. 36 in the series.

Inscription

Poem by Nakatsukasa: Akikaze no/ fuku ni tsukete mo/ towanu kana/ hagi no ha naraba/ oto wa shite mashi
「秋風の 吹につれても とわぬかな 萩の葉ならは おとはしてまし」

Signed

Harunobu ga
春信画

Provenance

Purchased by William S. and John T. Spaulding from W. L. Keane collection (#396); December 1, 1921, given by William S. and John T. Spaulding to the Museum.

Credit Line

William S. and John T. Spaulding Collection