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

見立三夕 西行法師

Japanese
Edo period
1765 (Meiwa 2)
Artist Suzuki Harunobu (Japanese, 1725–1770), Designer Sogiku (Japanese)


Catalogue Raisonné

MFA, Suzuki Harunobu (exh. cat., 2017), #33; Waterhouse, The Harunobu Decade (2013), #069; Chiba 2002, #43 (this impression); Ukiyo-e shûka 4 (1979), list #125.4, and supp. 1 (1982), pl. 178; Waterhouse, Harunobu and His Age (1964), #28

Dimensions

Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.4 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

54.351

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. First state, with numbers for the long months in the obi, and for the short months, in the reeds.

Signed

Sogiku (designer); Suzuki Harunobu ga (artist)

Markings

Designer's seal: Han

Provenance

Purchased with special funds from anonymous source, April 8, 1954.

Credit Line

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston—Worcester Art Museum exchange, made possible through the Special Korean Pottery Fund, Museum purchase with funds donated by contribution, and Smithsonian Institution—Chinese Expedition, 1923–24