Poem by Saigyô Hôshi, from an untitled series of Three Evening Poems (Sanseki)
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
Vertical chûban; 28.5 x 20.4 cm (11 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)
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
Left sheet of incomplete triptych. First state, with numbers for the long months in the obi, and for the short months, in the reeds.
Sogiku (designer); Suzuki Harunobu ga (artist)
Designer's seal: Han
Purchased with special funds from anonymous source, April 8, 1954.
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