Poem by Saigyô Hôshi, from an untitled series of Three Evening Poems (Sanseki)

見立三夕 「西行法師」

Japanese
Edo period
about 1766–67 (Meiwa 3–4)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #66; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #162; Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #337.3, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 236; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #30

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 29 x 21.3 cm (11 7/16 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

34.348

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

Left sheet of incomplete triptych; center sheet: 11.19455.

Inscription

Poem by Saigyô: Kokoro naki/ mi ni mo aware wa/ shirarekeri/ shigi tatsu sawa no/ aki no yûgure

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